Friday is the final day that you can buy health insurance on the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov. Please make sure to purchase your health insurance today. We strongly urge you not wait until Thursday or Friday, when the website may be jammed and unresponsive.
In this issue, we run two pieces from our friends at Kaiser Health News. In the first, patient navigators talk about the high volume of clients they are experiencing and the complex challenges they are helping those clients navigate as people attempt to enroll for health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act as President Trump attempts to sabotage the legislation. The second story identifies several factors you should watch out for before following the strategy some insurance brokers are encouraging: buying short-term health insurance plans.
After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, city residents who were living with HIV were forced to cope with life without the medication and services they need. ProPublica reports on challenges being faced by folks in our nation’s fourth-largest city.
Nearly 9 million children are in danger of losing their health insurance through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and states are scrambling to figure out what to do in the event Congress doesn’t act before their state’s funding runs out—or even at all. Needless to say, this places Black and Brown children in grave danger.
Finally, the FDA has just approved the first two-drug regimen for certain people living with HIV/AIDS.
Yours in the struggle,