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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
D-24 - Improving Access to HIV Care Under Health Care Reform (CE)

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One year before the health care coverage expansion is expected to take place in 2014, this session will provide an update on key health care reform provisions and how Ryan White grantees and clients can prepare for them. Presenters will cover three inter-related topics critical to a smooth transition for Ryan White providers and programs. The session will begin with an update on health care reform implementation, focusing on the Medicaid expansion, continue with lessons learned from the California Low Income Health Insurance Program and conclude by highlighting key reform issues and opportunities for HIV medical providers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the latest status of health care reform, particularly the Medicaid expansion, and evaluate how reforms may affect access to HIV care.
  • Participants will be able to identify recommendations from California providers and advocates for effectively transitioning uninsured people with HIV into health care coverage.
  • Participants will be able to describe key reform issues relevant to HIV medical providers.


Anne Donnelly

Director, Health Care Policy, Project Inform
Ms. Donnelly is the Health Care Policy Director for Project Inform, a national HIV and Hepatitis C advocacy organization. She is a member of the steering committee of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group and of the California HIV Alliance and sits on the California Department... Read More →

Robert Greenwald

Director, Treatment Access Expansion Project
Mr. Greenwald teaches at Harvard Law School, where he is the Managing Director of the school’s Legal Services Center and Director of the Health Law and Policy Clinic. He also is the Director of the Treatment Access Expansion Project. Mr. Greenwald also serves as a member of the... Read More →

Andrea Weddle

Executive Director, HIV Medicine Association
Ms. Weddle is the executive director of the HIV Medicine Association, which sponsors the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition. She co-chairs the HIV Health Care Access Working Group and has been active in HIV health care policy financing and advocacy for more than a decade.

Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Nathan Hale

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