Press Releases

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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June 25 2020

National Black Leadership Commission on Health’s C. Virginia Fields Recognized with ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) today presented C. Virginia Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Leadership Commission on Health (Black Health), formerly, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. with its eighth annual Leadership in Advocacy Award. Ms. Fields was nominated by Amida Care of New York; she serves on Amida Care’s Board of Directors.

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June 16 2020

Amida Care Condemns Discriminatory HHS Rule That Erases Health Care Protections for People of Transgender Experience, Applauds Supreme Court for Protecting LGBTQ Americans in the Workplace

(New York, NY – June 16, 2020) On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finalized a regulation that would remove nondiscrimination protections for people of transgender experience in health care settings. On Monday, the Supreme Court served a direct rebuke to this discriminatory move with the ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person’s sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status.

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June 11 2020

Amida Care Applauds the Repeal of 50-a and Calls for New York City to Reduce Funding to the NYPD to Support Social Services

New York, NY–The current Black Lives Matter movement is about racial justice, and it’s also about breaking down systems of oppression. We applaud the New York State legislature for their repeal of 50-a, an unjust law that has barred the path to transparency in our state’s police departments.

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April 10 2020

The National Black Leadership Commission on Health and Amida Care Call for Urgent Attention to Address COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

New York (April 10, 2020) –The National Black Leadership Commission on Health (NBLCH), a nonprofit organization that promotes health and prevention of diseases within the Black community, together with Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan are calling for urgent attention to address COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on the Black community.

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