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2013 Annual Meeting Speech

November 11, 2013

Good evening, everyone. It’s great to see so many friends and supporters. Thank you for joining us. We’re so glad you’re here and so glad you’re not at the Gleacher Center, our usual gathering spot.  Huge thanks to Brad, Shawn, and Rebecca of BMO Harris for hosting us this evening. This year World of Chocolate will also be at a new location. The...
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Cutting Sequestration

November 11, 2013

January will be pivotal for people living with HIV/AIDS. Congress is set to decide whether or not to continue sequestration, which is the term for across-the-board funding caps on vital services. The longer Congress waits to end sequestration, the more holes this practice puts in a safety net that millions of Americans rely on. This January, Congress will have the opportunity...
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The Affordable Care Act: An Enrollment Story

November 5, 2013

The scene seems to play on repeat: Every morning, people open the newspaper and read disparaging articles about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Maybe it’s not a newspaper—maybe it’s a website or a news broadcast or a radio station. It doesn’t matter, the story is the same. Glitches and bumps and technical issues have indeed...
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The Future of CountyCare

November 4, 2013

CountyCare, an Illinois Medicaid waiver program for adult residents in Cook County, has been accepting applications since November 2012—a full year before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But now that the ACA is in full swing, what will happen to CountyCare? More specifically, what’s at stake for people with HIV/AIDS during this time? To address these and...
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Breakfast Discussion with IDPH Director, Dr. Hasbrouck

November 4, 2013

You're invited: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is hosting a breakfast discussion with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director, Dr. Hasbrouck to highlight the director’s new initiatives for Public Health in Illinois and his view on current issues relevant to HIV/AIDS programs, service and prevention systems. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. Breakfast...
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AFC Fact Sheet Summarizes Health Reform Payer of Last Resort Issues for Providers

October 25, 2013

On January 1, 2014, the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Illinois will revolutionize access to health care for thousands of people with HIV in Illinois. While Medicaid expansion and access to health insurance plans through the marketplace provide an opportunity to dramatically improve health care for people with HIV, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will continue...
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The Normal Heart

October 23, 2013

Chicago, brace yourself. The Windy City is welcoming Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart , to TimeLine Theatre Company, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is selling tickets for Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, December 1 , which is World AIDS Day. Proceeds benefit AFC—but only on these dates, and only if you reserve your seat through...
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Unwrapping ObamaCare: Wait!

October 16, 2013

In this episode of Unwrapping ObamaCare , cohosts Suraj Madoori and Lucy Baglin discuss the importance of waiting. Since the first reported cases of HIV in the United States, AIDS activists have been asking for a more just health care system--one that doesn't discriminate against people based on pre-existing conditions. That system is finally...
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Over 500 AIDS Run & Walk Participants Pledge to "Get Covered" under Obamacare!

October 15, 2013

Obama cares and we do too! The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and HIV advocates were on a mission at this year’s AIDS Run & Walk to make sure the HIV community “Gets Covered” with new health care options through Obamacare. HIV advocates took to the starting line at Soldier Field to educate the community about new health care options and encourage people...
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WORLD OF CHOCOLATE: The Sweetest Event of the Year

October 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Singleton (312) 334-0913 WORLD OF CHOCOLATE: The Sweetest Event of the Year Annual Holiday Gala Benefit Raises Funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Tantalize your taste buds with sweet...
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