Media Coverage

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June 27, 2019

Health plan focuses on low-income trans New Yorkers, HIV care

Metro US: “We’re a vocal leader in advocating for the healthcare needs and social-justice rights of the LGBTQ community. As you can imagine, this advocacy is all that much more important, given the current political climate,” said Amida Care President and CEO Doug Wirth in this article about his special needs health plan.
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June 10, 2019

Brownsville Wellness Event Highlights Affordable, Healthy Cooking

Brooklyn Reader: The community event, which is part of Amida Care’s “Live Your Life” initiative, featured cooking demonstrations with affordable and delicious recipes to be used year-round, and scrumptious food samples. The program is a concerted effort to keep healthy and active lifestyles at the center of people’s everyday lives, said Doug Wirth, president and CEO of Amida Care.

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June 5, 2019

Residents Learn How to Make Their Food Healthier

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May 29, 2019

Trump Formally Proposes Gutting Trans Health Protections

Gay City News: “This latest development means that our transgender neighbors will face even steeper barriers to care, and is in direct opposition to the Trump administra¬tion’s stated goal of Ending the Epidemic by 2030,” Amida Care President and CEO Doug Wirth is quoted in this piece about the new HHS rule.

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May 20, 2019

Patient groups renew fight to ban midyear drug-coverage changes

Crain’s Health Pulse: “These community-based organizations are very often small and operate on a shoestring budget. This could really affect their bottom line and ability to provide services,”
said Lyndel Urbano, Amida Care director of government affairs, during a May 16 rally at City Hall to restore public health funding cuts.

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