Press Releases

October 23 2020

Amida Care Releases Policy Brief on How the Pandemic Has Affected New York’s Effort to End the HIV Epidemic

New York, NY (October 23, 2020) – Yesterday, Amida Care, New York’s largest nonprofit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP) designed for New Yorkers affected by HIV, released a policy brief on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted New York’s effort to end the HIV epidemic. A Pandemic and an Epidemic: COVID-19 and Ending HIV in New York outlines recommendations for public health agencies, health plans and providers, and all New Yorkers on ways to increase PrEP uptake, strengthen Medicaid, and break down barriers to access for HIV prevention and treatment.

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October 14 2020

Amida Care and Gay City News to Host Panel Discussion on COVID-19’s Impact on New York’s Plan to End HIV

New York, NY (October 14, 2020) – Amida Care, New York’s largest nonprofit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP) designed for New Yorkers affected by HIV, and Gay City News, New York’s chief newspaper for the LGBTQ community, will host “COVID-19’s Impact on New York’s Plan to End HIV: A Discussion” on Thursday, October 22 from 1PM to 2PM. Just one week before New York State’s annual PrEP Aware Week, expert panelists at this event will discuss how the pandemic has affected efforts to expand PrEP uptake and provide access to HIV testing and treatment.

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September 21 2020

Amida Care Honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like all those who work for and care about issues of equity and justice, we were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday evening. Her commitment to human rights and equity for all was unwavering.

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August 19 2020

Amida Care Applauds Court Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Attempt to Roll Back Health Care Protections for People of Transgender Experience

Denying a person health care based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is unconscionable. This ruling, halting HHS’s hateful and discriminatory attempt to overturn protections for transgender people in the Affordable Care Act, is not only a victory for the LGBTQ community, but for everyone who believes that health care is a right, not a privilege.

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June 26 2020

Amida Care Condemns Trump Administration’s Recent Filing Urging the Supreme Court to Overturn the Affordable Care Act

For over three years, the Trump administration’s relentless assault on the Affordable Care Act has jeopardized health care for millions of Americans. We condemn this latest attempt to overturn the ACA, which would leave millions of Americans without health insurance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and severely set back our nation’s efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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