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October 15, 2019

Community Healthcare Network Hosts 9th Annual Conference on Transgender Health: Inclusion & Visibility: Acceptance vs. Tolerance

(New York, NY) – Community Healthcare Network (CHN), a federally qualified health center with 15 sites throughout New York City, will host its 9th Annual Conference on Transgender Health: Inclusion & Visibility: Acceptance vs. Tolerance, on October 24-25. Amida Care is the lead health plan sponsor.

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October 15, 2019

Amida Care Applauds Initial Blocking of Public Charge Rule

New York, NY (October 15, 2019) – Doug Wirth, president and CEO of Amida Care, New York’s largest not-for-profit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan, released the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump Administration’s ‘public charge’ rule. The rule, which would penalize immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps and Medicaid by denying them green cards and visas, was set to take effect today.

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October 8, 2019

Amida Care Supports First Ever “PrEP Aware Week” in New York State

(New York – October 8, 2019) Amida Care is joining the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) AIDS Institute, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, advocates, New York City elected officials, community organizations, and health care providers from across the state to support and actively promote PrEP Aware Week.

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October 8, 2019

Amida Care Applauds Federal Ruling Paving the Way for Safer Consumption Spaces

Amida Care is excited that the nation’s first safer consumption space is one step closer to becoming reality after Judge McHugh’s landmark decision on October 4. Safer consumption spaces are sites where people who use drugs can do so in a medically supervised setting with linkages to a host of support services.

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October 8, 2019

Amida Care Celebrates New York State’s Success in Achieving Largest Decrease in HIV Diagnoses Since 2014

(New York – October 8, 2019) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that 2018 had the largest decrease in new HIV diagnoses in New York since the launch of the Ending the Epidemic initiative in 2014, and that the State is on track to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020.

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