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02.01.17

Testimony of Prof. Timothy Westmoreland – Medicaid Oversight: Existing Problems and Ways to Strengthen the Program

By O’Neill Institute

This statement was given by Professor Timothy Westmoreland on January 31st, 2017 to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Prof. Westmoreland is a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed […]

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11.18.16

HIV POLICY AFTER THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

By Sean Bland

The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has sent shockwaves throughout the country and across the globe. While the President-elect’s policy agenda was often sparse with details during his campaign, his election will no doubt have a profound impact on a number of major issues, such as healthcare, immigration, […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

By O’Neill Institute

Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O'Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

By O’Neill Institute

Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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10.20.16

amfAR Report Makes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

By Sean Bland

On October 13, 2016, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving […]

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08.27.16

The Public Health of Private Prison Healthcare

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Katie Gottschalk and Rebecca Reingold. On August 18th, the United States Justice Department declared its plan to end the use of privately run prisons. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates made the announcement after officials concluded that private prison facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those […]

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02.09.16

President’s Budget Proposes $20 Million Pilot Program to Increase Access to PrEP

By Sean Bland

In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama told Congress, “Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria — something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year.” HIV experts applauded the President’s elevation of HIV/AIDS […]

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01.06.16

HIV and Medical Bills: The Importance of the Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

By Sean Bland

Yesterday, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times reported on a recent survey of the problems Americans face with medical bills. The survey, conducted by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows a cascade of financial troubles due to many individuals and households paying substantial medical bills. In the survey, 20 percent […]

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12.01.15

WORLD AIDS DAY: SPOTLIGHT ON PREP FOR HIV PREVENTION

By Sean Bland

December 1 marks World AIDS Day.  This day is an opportunity not only to support and advocate for the more than 1.2 million people who are currently living with HIV and AIDS in the United States, but also to spotlight the need for preventing new HIV infections.  There have been approximately 50,000 new HIV infections […]

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