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Insurance companies can no longer implement harmful co-pay accumulator policies.
Mutual of Omaha’s settlements follow allegations of discrimination against people taking Truvada to prevent HIV.
Prior to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, uninsured low-income residents with the virus got care through the Ryan White system.
Mututal of Omaha will not sell long-term care policies to anyone who is HIV negative and on PrEP.
Among other issues: Out-of-pocket costs are increasingly passed on to consumers.
This is according to an analysis of young men who have sex with men in Chicago.
Compared with their HIV-negative peers, HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of treatment for a host of health problems.
Plus, a lawsuit alleges that a Publix pharmacy manager disclosed a coworker’s HIV status as a way to embarrass him.
The insurer had denied a patient the HIV prevention pill Truvada because of his “High risk homosexual behavior.”
With Start of Window Shopping, Americans Can Now Check Out Options for 2017 Insurance Coverage
Harvard Law School’s CHLPI leads AIDS groups to battle unfair practices in the Obamacare marketplace.
A side effect of some HIV meds, lipodystrophy results in a redistribution of fat.
Despite this “significant change,” costly deductibles still make the drugs too pricey for many people.
This article on health insurance plans available during open enrollment originally appeared in the HCV Advocate, mid-month October 2015.
The insurance industry has been using this strategy in many states.
An HHS review board ruled in favor of Denee Mallon, a 74-year-old transgender Army veteran from New Mexico.
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