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March 23, 2020

Amida Care Celebrates Affordable Care Act’s 10th Anniversary

New York, NY (March 23, 2020) – 10 years ago today, the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land, providing health coverage to 21 million Americans. The ACA is particularly crucial during a health crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic to ensure access to care. This crisis reaffirms how critical it is to have a reliable, effective, and comprehensive health system that serves all Americas.

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March 2, 2020

Amida Care Urges New York State to Establish Overdose Prevention Centers

(New York, March 2, 2020) – Overdose prevention centers are sites where people who use injection drugs can do so in a medically supervised setting with linkages to a host of support services. These spaces are proven to reduce the amount and frequency that clients use drugs, help protect people from overdose, increase the delivery of medical and social services, and reduce behaviors such as syringe sharing—which increases the likelihood of HIV and Hepatitis C diagnoses.

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February 7, 2020

NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres, NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Amida Care, and Bronx Community Health Organizations Call for More Resources to Fight HIV on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Bronx, NY (February 7, 2020) — This morning, at a press conference marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, New York City Council Members Ritchie Torres and Vanessa Gibson were joined by Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan, VIP Community Services, and community advocates at the Union Community Health Center in Fordham Heights to call for more resources to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Bronx and encourage residents to get tested for HIV and learn about HIV prevention and treatment.

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January 28, 2020

Amida Care Condemns Proposed Legislation Targeting Transgender Care

We are appalled at South Dakota’s attack on the transgender community. We strongly condemn the content of this bill—which is not only discriminatory, but also dangerous. Legislation such as this further marginalizes an already-vulnerable community and sends a message to LGBTQ youth that they are unworthy of care.

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January 10, 2020

Amida Care Responds to CBS New York Story Containing Stigmatizing Language About HIV

New York, NY (January 10, 2020) – The language used by CBS New York in their report on an incident between a Port Authority Police Officer and a suspect living with HIV is not just careless and false – it’s extremely dangerous.

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