Press Releases

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July 16, 2018

Amida Care and End AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition Urge New York State to Expand HIV Special Needs Health Plan Eligibility to All Medicaid-Eligible Men Who Have Sex with Men Regardless of HIV Status

Amida Care, New York’s largest not-for-profit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), along with the End AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition, sent a letter to New York State Medicaid Director Donna Frescatore and New York State AIDS Institute Director Johanne E. Morne urging the state to allow HIV Special Needs Health Plans (HSNPs) to provide services to all men who have sex with men (MSM) who qualify for Medicaid, regardless of HIV status.

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July 3, 2018

Association for Community Affiliated Plans Recognizes Amida Care President and CEO Doug Wirth with ACAP Advantage Award

Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, New York’s largest not-for-profit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), has been named by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) as the recipient of the 2018 “ACAP Advantage Award.”

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June 26, 2018

Amida Care Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Expanded Health Care Protections for New Yorkers of Trans Experience

We applaud Governor Cuomo’s steps to safeguard basic rights for New Yorkers of transgender experience, to protect them from discrimination by health care providers and insurers in the face of anticipated federal rollbacks.

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June 21, 2018

Amida Care Condemns Trump Administration’s Draconian Immigration Policies

Like so many other people of conscience, we are appalled by the Trump Administration’s immigration policy toward people coming to this country to better their lives and the lives of their children and loved ones. Make no mistake — the executive order signed by President Trump yesterday, ending the separation of families at the border, is no solution at all.

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June 7, 2018

Amida Care Applauds Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Johnson, and Board of Health for Fighting to Make Birth Certificates Accurately Reflect Gender Identity

Under a proposed amendment passed unanimously by the New York City Board of Health on Tuesday morning, and legislation introduced at the City Council this afternoon, New York City is set to allow individuals to change the gender on their birth certificate to one that affirms their gender identity, including the option to select “X” to designate their gender as non-binary, intersex, or another form of gender identity.

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