Press Releases

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June 6, 2019

Amida Care to Be Honored with Corporate Partner of the Year Award by Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)

(New York, NY, June 5, 2019) – Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs Plan (SNP) for people living with or at elevated risk for HIV, will be honored by Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) as Corporate Partner of the Year at the 2019 Trans Advocacy Awards on Tuesday, June 11, at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

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May 24, 2019

Amida Care Condemns Discriminatory New HHS Rule

(New York, NY – May 24, 2019) Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, released the following statement in response to a new proposal to rollback protections for people of transgender experience in health care settings:

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May 21, 2019

Amida Care Statement on U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee Hearing on PrEP Pricing and Access

(New York, NY – May 20, 2019) – The following is a statement from Amida Care on the May 16 House of Representatives Oversight Committee hearing on pricing and access as it relates to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP):

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May 13, 2019

Amida Care Joins Call for NYC Mayor and City Council to Provide Stopgap Public Health Funds Cut by State; Urges State to Fully Restore Funding

(New York, May 13, 2019) – New York State reimburses localities across the state for critical health programs and services, but the FY2020 enacted budget has reduced the reimbursement rate in New York City from 36% to 20%, resulting in a loss of $59 million in funding.

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May 6, 2019

Amida Care Condemns Trump Administration and HHS Over New Rule That Allows Discrimination and Limits Access to Health Care

New York, NY (May 6, 2019) – Amida Care, New York’s largest not-for-profit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), strongly opposes the new rule issued by the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Office of Civil Rights, protecting health care workers who refuse to provide health services and care to individuals based on religious or moral objections.

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