Press Releases

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September 17, 2018

Amida Care Applauds Lawsuit Against Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule, Which Would Undermine Americans’ Health Care Needs

Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care issued the following statement commending a lawsuit filed by seven health care organizations against the short-term, limited-duration plan final rule. This rule will harm patients and their families as well as others in the health care system by undermining access to quality, affordable coverage, and will destabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA), significantly disrupting insurance markets in states across the country.

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September 6, 2018

Amida Care Urges Increased Access to PrEP for Communities at Higher Risk of HIV

If we are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic once and for all, communities that are at higher risk for contracting HIV must have access to prevention tools like PrEP.

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July 27, 2018

Amida Care Condemns Discriminatory “Deploy or Get Out” Policy for People Living with HIV, Urges Immediate Action

Building on decades of stigma and discrimination that service members living with HIV have endured, the Trump Administration’s ‘Deploy or Get Out’ policy is a thinly veiled attempt to purge the military of the 1,000+ service members who live with HIV and serve this country with dignity.

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July 26, 2018

Amida Care and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Inc. (NBLCA) Host Hepatitis C Testing Event on National African American Hepatitis C Action Day with Support from Bronx Council Member Andy King

On Wednesday, July 25, Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan; the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA); New York City Council Member Andy King and Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden partnered with advocates, local leaders and health care providers at The Mall at Bay Plaza on National African American Hepatitis C Action Day to encourage Bronx residents to get screened for Hepatitis C.

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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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