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November 22, 2019

Amida Care Calls for Final Push to End the HIV Epidemic in New York

New York, NY (November 22, 2019) – Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo, public health officials, research scientists, health care providers, people living with HIV, and community leaders, New York State has a plan to End the HIV Epidemic by 2020, and the numbers released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that plan is working.

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November 7, 2019

Amida Care Applauds Federal Judge’s Blocking of Discriminatory HHS Rule

New York, NY (November 6, 2019) –Today, a federal judge in New York struck down the Trump administration’s “conscience rule,” which would have allowed health care workers and health plans to discriminate against and refuse health services and care to individuals based on religious or moral objections.

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October 21, 2019

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Amida Care, and National Black Leadership Commission on Health Recognize PrEP Aware Week

BROOKLYN, NY (October 21, 2019) – On Wednesday, October 23rd, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Amida Care, and the National Black Leadership Commission on Health (NBLCH) will host a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) to support and promote the first annual PrEP Aware Week, from October 20 through October 26, organized by the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute. Events will take place statewide throughout the week to increase PrEP awareness and uptake.

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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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