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CAEAR Coalition Joins Partners in World AIDS Day Letter to President Obama (11/30/2011)

CAEAR Coalition joined leading domestic AIDS organizations in a letter to President Obama urging him to deliver a strong message on World AIDS Day that we have the capacity to end both the domestic and global HIV epidemics. Click here to view the letter.

HHS Releases Regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (10/20/2011)

The Department of Health and Human Services announced new incentives for Medicare providers to work together through accountable care organizations. Both the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Advance Payment model create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings, including doctors' offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Read the final rule here.

HIV/AIDS Community's Response to Deficit Reduction (10/4/2011)

The HIV/AIDS community developed a set of principles urging Congress to ensure that deficit reduction is not achieved at the expense of low income and vulnerable populations. Click here to view the document.

CAEAR Coalition recently also sent a letter, available here, to the leadership of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction urging the Members to maintain the federal funding commitment to HIV/AIDS services.

IOM Releases Report on Essential Health Benefits (October 2011)

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Defining and Revising an Essential Health Benefits Package for Qualified Health Plans released a report, Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost, laying out criteria and methods to define and update the essential health benefits package. Click here to view the report.

Health Care Reform Checklist for AIDS Service Organizations

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will bring significant changes to the nation's health care system, including the delivery of HIV/AIDS care and treatment. Health care providers and organizations, including AIDS service organizations, will need to monitor these changes and adapt their operations, and in some cases their structure, in order to thrive in this new environment and continue best serving people living with HIV/AIDS. CAEAR Coalition compiled the following checklist to help AIDS service organizations successfully navigate and participate in this process.

Policy Research Brief on Federal Health Center Funding Reductions and Access to Care for Low-income Workers (3/17/2011)

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services released a policy research brief examining the consequences of the proposed reductions in federal health center funding on access to health care for low-income workers. To view the document, click here.

Third IOM Report on HIV Screening and Access to HIV Care (3/17/2011)

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care released a new report, "HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care". Cick here to view the full report.

Second IOM Report on HIV Screening and Access to HIV Care (1/31/2011)

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care released a report entitled "HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the Impact of Policies on Access to and Provision of HIV Care." To view the document, please click here.

Health Care Reform Law - Advisory Panels, Boards and Commissions (9/24/2010)

Click here to view a chart compiled by the CAEAR Coaltion on advisory panels, boards and commissions created by the health care reform law, including responsibilites and membership requirements This chart will help members of the community be active participants in representing those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the implementation of health care reform.

Health Care Reform Legislation Summary (3/30/2010)

The Kaiser Family Foundation released the attached summary of the health care reform legislation recently signed into law by President Obama. The document provides a comprehensive summary of the key features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To view the document, please click here.

CAEAR Coalition Signs Letter to President Obama Endorsing Care and Treatment Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (3/5/10)

The Coalition for a National HIV/AIDS Strategy sent a letter to the White House outlining detailed recommendations aimed at increasing access to care, treatment and supportive services for people living with HIV. CAEAR Coalition is one of over 160 organizations to endorse the letter. Click here to read the letter.

ONAP Holds Meeting to Announce Federal Interagency Members Developing National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2/24/10)

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a meeting in Washington, DC to announce the members of the interagency working group tasked with developing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The full list of the interagency working group members is available here.

Health Care Reform Sign-on Letter to Congressional Leaders (2/23/10)

CAEAR Coalition joined 40 other HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations calling on Congressional leaders to pass comprehensive, meaningful health reform and highlighting the key provisions that need to be included to address the health care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions. Read the letter.

2009 Presidential Transition Activities and Updates

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