Forum on ACA, CADAP, CIPA and Medicaid
ACT, along with our partners from Bristol-Myers-Squibb, DPH and DSS, are offering an important forum on the interactions between the Affordable Care Act, CADAP, CIPA and Medicaid.
The date by which people have to enroll in an insurance plan is March 30, 2014. There are MANY nuances as to how these programs will work with each other. We want to provide case managers and consumers with the most up-to-date information so that informed decisions can be made about what will work best for individuals. We will have some resources to help guide you and your clients as to choosing the best plan for them and ensuring that their HIV provider is participating in their health plan through the exchange.
PLEASE NOTE: This forum will have two locations/dates. You only need to attend ONE of the forums. Please choose the location/date most convenient for you. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
- Monday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., World Health Clinicians, 618 West Ave, Norwalk
- Tuesday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Community Health Center, 627 Main St, Middletown
The agenda is:
- 8:30 Registration
- 9 AM Welcome and overview
- 9:10 AM The Affordable Care Act, Joni Arvai and Lisa Cruz, Bristol-Myers-Squibb
- 9:40 AM Panel including Deb Gosselin, DPH, Susan McGuire, DSS, Demien Fontanella, Office of Healthcare Advocate
- 12 PM Lunch break
- 12:30 - 1 Q&A
These events are FREE. To register, send an email to Shawn Lang (please include in your email which location/date you would like to attend). We need to know who will be attending so that we can order the appropriate amount of food. The forums are limited to 30 people so please respond ASAP. For questions contact Shawn Lang at 860-247-2437 x319.
About the AIDS LIFE Campaign (ALC)
The AIDS LIFE (Legislative Initiative and Funding Effort) Campaign - a program of AIDS Connecticut - is Connecticut's only statewide group that focuses solely on all of the policy-related issues impacting people living with and at high risk for HIV/AIDS - from prevention and education, including needle exchange; to supportive services; to health care, such as Medicaid and CADAP; to housing.
In addition to our advocacy work at the legislature, members of the AIDS LIFE Campaign convene meetings with key state departments such as the Department of Public Health and the Department of Social Services to work with them on a whole host of issues ranging from contracts and timely payments, CADAP, Medicaid changes (e.g. prescription and provider visit co-pays), as well as federal issues such as the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) housing program, Ryan White funds, and other pertinent topics that arise.
ALC Chair: Shawn M. Lang