Obamacare Could Insure 171,000 People With HIV

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From aidsmeds.com.

Nearly 47,000 people with HIV who are in care and an additional 124,000 who are not have the potential to gain insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”), according to Kaiser Family Foundation. The nonprofit health research organization analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Medical Monitoring Project to provide this first-of-its-kind analysis of how the 2010 health care law likely affects the HIV population. The study does not take into account any actual enrollment into ACA-related health care plans that may have taken place since open enrollment began in October 2013.

Out of an estimated 1.2 million Americans who are living with the virus, nearly 407,000 are in care.  Eighty-seven percent of those in care have incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), which is the cutoff for receiving federal subsidies to pay for the…

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