Health Affairs Briefing: The ACA and the Future of HIV/AIDS in America

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Date(s) - Mar 11, 2014
6:15 AM - 9:00 AM

National Press Club

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CHIPTS Policy Director, Arleen Leibowitz, is a featured speaker at the upcoming Health Affairs briefing “The ACA and the Future of HIV/AIDS in America”:


One of the least explored yet most important parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are provisions that hold promise for addressing serious health care challenges facing the 1.1  million Americans who are living with HIV/AIDS — and others like them — most of whom are impoverished and uninsured. Please join Health Affairs Founding Editor John Iglehart on Tuesday, March 11, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for a Health Affairs briefing where we will spotlight issues related to the ACA and people with HIV/AIDS.  We are happy to announce that Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Public Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, will Keynote the event. Other confirmed speakers are:

  • Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California: “Early HIV Treatment Led To Life Expectancy Gains Valued At $80 Billion For People Infected In 1996-2009”
  • Arleen A. Leibowitz, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Public Affairs:  “HIV Tests And New Diagnoses Declined After California Budget Cuts, But Reallocating Funds Helped Reduce Impact”
  • Brandon D.L. Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health:  “Prevention And Treatment Produced Large Decreases In HIV Incidence In A Model Of People Who Inject Drugs”
  • John A. Romley, Research Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California:  “Early HIV Treatment In The United States Prevented Nearly 13,500 Infections Per Year During 1996-2009”
  • Gery W. Ryan, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Pardee RAND Graduate School;, and Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation: “INNOVATION PROFILE:  Data-Driven Decision-Making Tools To Improve Public Resource Allocation For Care And Prevention Of HIV/AIDS”
  • Julia Thornton Snider, Senior Research Economist, Precision Health Economics: “Nearly 60,000 Uninsured And Low-Income People With HIV/AIDS Live In States That Are Not Moving Forward With Medicaid Expansion”
  • Neeraj Sood, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Director of Research, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California: “HIV Care Providers Emphasize The Importance Of The Ryan White Program For Access To And Quality Of Care”
  • Zachary Wagner, Doctoral Student in Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley, and Research Analyst, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California:”The Affordable Care Act May Increase The Number Of People Getting Tested For HIV By Nearly 500,000 By 2017″

Support for the HIV/AIDS articles included grants from Precision Health Economics and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.

 WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

9:15 a.m. – Noon

 WEBCAST:  Available on the site the following day.

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