FEDERAL POLICY

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Letter to Congress

Below is the FY2017 AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Sign-on letter to members of Congress urging continued and adequate support for domestic HIV/AIDS programs. 

President Obama’s Budget Maintains Commitment to Domestic HIV and Hepatitis Programs

“The budget President Obama released today demonstrates his Administration’s continued commitment to preventing HIV and hepatitis in the United States and providing lifesaving health care and treatment for those who cannot afford it,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.  “While it contains very few program funding increases, there is a new proposed CDC initiative that allows health departments to spend a portion of their funding on pre-exposure prophylaxis (

I Am Essential Comments on Draft 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces

Below are the comments from the I Am Essential coalition on the Draft 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces. In the coalition's letter, we thank CMS for requiring QHPs to include many important patient protections and reminders that plans cannot discriminate against beneficiaries, especially those with serious health needs.  However, we reiterate the need for CMS and the states to actually enforce these patient protections and call out discriminatory plan design.

Congressional Spending Bill Maintains Nation's Commitment to Combating HIV & Hepatitis

“The AIDS Institute praises the Congress for rejecting cuts to several domestic HIV and related programs that were proposed earlier this year and instead, is proposing to either maintain or increase funding to critical HIV and hepatitis programs,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.

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"I Am Essential" Coalition Comments on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 Proposed Rule

The "I Am Essential"coalition, representing hundreds of patient groups and their allies, has prepared comments on the U.S.

Obama Administration Issues Aggressive Plans to Address HIV in the United States

Today, on World AIDS Day, as The AIDS Institute remembers the 34 million people who have died of AIDS, the Obama Administration released an ambitious plan to implement its updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy that demonstrates our federal government’s commitment to create an AIDS-free generation.

Patient Copays for HIV Drugs will be More Affordable in Florida for 2016

In a review of the qualified health plans offered in Florida next year, The AIDS Institute has found that patient copays for HIV drugs will be much more affordable than previous years.

Review of Florida Qualified Health Plans for 2016 (QHPs)

See The AIDS Institute's review of Florida Qualified Health Plans for 2016.

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