Windy City Times (Chicago) (01.18.12) - Thursday, February
Informing people with HIV and their care providers about the
federal Affordable Care Act is the goal of a new website,
Funded by a MAC AIDS Fund grant, the site is a collaborative
effort by AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), Project Inform,
the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law
School/Treatment Access Expansion Project, the HIV Medicine
Association, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
"Though there's been plenty of media focus on the Affordable
Care Act, it's been hard to find the facts about what it will
really mean on the ground for those living with HIV," said
John Peller, AFC's vice president of policy. "People with HIV
stand to benefit tremendously from health reform, and they
also face unique challenges in the upcoming transition, and
this website will help them learn more about it."
The portal also has state-specific blogs that detail progress
on the implementation of HIV-related efforts under the law. In
addition, it serves as an advocacy resource for activists
seeking to educate key decision-makers on policy implications
for people with HIV/AIDS.
For more information, visit www.hivhealthreform.org.