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Thursday, November 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
F-10 - The Ryan White Program and Health Care Reform

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The Ryan White Work Group, a coalition of local and national HIV policy organizations, will show possible paths for policy activities after a potential new authorization and how to move forward under health care reform and Medicaid expansion. A reformed health system has obvious implications for clients currently receiving all their health care and support services through Ryan White programs. While the major provisions of health reform will not be implemented until 2014 and Ryan White must be reauthorized in 2013, there will be significant pressure to alter the Program to respond to the recently passed health reform legislation.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this workshop, participants will have examined the possible paths forward for Ryan White reauthorization or extension. Participants will discuss community mobilization for moving forward with Ryan White and the education that is necessary within the HIV/AIDS community and with the Administration and Members of Congress. While this seminar will touch on issues related to health reform, it will not provide a detailed explanation of health reform’s impacts on individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Participants will receive an overview of the current status of the Ryan White Program and possible paths forward for approximately 30 minutes. The remainder of the time will consist of Questions and Answers regarding the current station and possibilities.
  •  A guided discussion will be held of specific issues that may require further consideration during or prior to legislative action on Ryan White.


Amy Killelea

Senior Manager, NASTAD
Amy Killelea is a Senior Manager with NASTAD’s Health Care Access Program. Amy joined NASTAD in June 2012. Prior to coming to NASTAD, Amy worked as a senior fellow in Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and Treatment Access Expansion Project. Her work... Read More →

Ann Lefert

Director, Policy and Health Care Access, NASTAD
Ann Lefert, Director of NASTAD’s Care and Treatment Program, will have direct responsibilities for managing this project. With NASTAD since 2003, Lefert served as Associate Director for Government Relations until her promotion in 2010. Lefert has extensive experience with ADAP programs... Read More →

William McColl

Political Director, AIDS United
William D. McColl, Esq., the Political Director of AIDS United, has worked on HIV/AIDS, alcohol and other drug treatment, and criminal justice reform issues for nearly 15 years. He was also Political Director of AIDS Action which merged with the National AIDS Fund to form AIDS United... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am EST
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