July/August #181 : We Believe in Magic - by Lauren Tuck

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July / August 2012

We Believe in Magic

by Lauren Tuck

Magic JohnsonEarvin “Magic” Johnson’s empire runs the gamut. He has his pro-basketball–sized hands in everything: Starbucks and T.G.I. Friday’s franchises, a Broadway play, movie theaters, the Los Angeles Dodgers and a television network.

And now—as if his investment portfolio didn’t boast enough variety—Magic Johnson Enterprises has partnered with Simply Healthcare Plans to launch Clear Health Alliance, a subsidiary that will work initially as a Medicaid plan for people living with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County and later throughout Florida.  

In a state with budget issues, a large population of low-income Latinos and African Americans and, at press time, 650 people on its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting list, Magic’s “high-touch, high-care program” is just the ray of light that the Sunshine State’s HIV/AIDS community needs. Here’s hoping Magic takes this show on the road.

Search: Magic Johnson, Florida, Miami-Dade County, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, ADAP, Simply Healthcare Plans, Clear Health Alliance, Medicaid

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Frederick Wright, Coachelle Vallley, 2012-07-14 16:29:07
I use to follow Florida Politics in HIV care closely and in their state policy too. I believe that I always had progress care from state,universty systems in Florida, and have used private providers and private quasi non profts clinic too. Like the state,county,university system better for I build a long term relationship with them. Ok ,so this story is about better care throught AHF clincs and Magic is said to 50 k per year,per clinic for his name, maybe more. I need some of that Magic.

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