Capsules: 60,000 With HIV Left Uninsured In States Not Expanding Medicaid

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Jenny Gold reports: "The Affordable Care Act is generally a win for people living with HIV and AIDS, about 30 percent of whom are uninsured. It offers new health insurance options — both private and public — to a group that had been largely locked out of the individual insurance market because of rules about preexisting conditions. In 2010, just 17 percent of people with HIV and AIDS have private insurance, compared to 65 percent of the general U.S. population. Many others are low-income and childless, making them ineligible for Medicaid in most states" (Gold, 3/4) Check out what else is on the blog.

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