The Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on the Healthcare Reform Law
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments on the legality of the health care reform law for March 26-28, 2012. Twenty-six states have filed a joint challenge against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court will hear on four specific issues: the Anti-Injunction Act, Individual Mandate, Severability, and Medicaid Coercion.
The Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet
Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov, announced the release of a comprehensive fact sheet that illustrates how the Affordable Care Act benefits people living with HIV/AIDS. The fact sheet was created by AIDS.gov and Health and Human Services Office of Health Reform, and provides information about increased coverage, increasing access to quality care, and offering greater prevention methods such as testing for HIV.
View the announcement and the Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS fact sheet.
XIX International AIDS Conference
The XIX International AIDS Conference will host an expected 200 countries, 2000 journalists, and 25,000 participants to address this year’s theme of “Turning the Tide Together." The conference is now open for registration, as well as submissions for program activities, and abstracts. The categories for abstract submissions are: Basic Science; Clinical Science; Epidemiology and Prevention Science; Social Science Human Rights and Political Science; and Implementation Science, Health systems and Economics. Submissions for program activities and abstracts will close on February 15th, 2012.
Learn more about the abstract submission categories and program activities!
Find more information about registration here!
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President Obama’s Next State of the Union – Save the Date
On January 24th, 2012, President Barack Obama will give his next State of the Union Address to the country following the return of the House of Representative and the Senate.
Sign On - 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development
In April, 2012, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CDP) will be negotiating a resolution on Adolescents and Youth. AIDS United encourages organizations to endorse the U.S. non-governmental organization’s sign-on letter urging U.S. leadership to advocate on the behalf of youth’s sexual and reproductive rights, including using evidenced-based education.
You can view the sign-on letter here.
To endorse the Youth and Health Coalition’s sign-on letter email Jennifer.email@example.com by January 13th.
“It’s Nice to Share!”
AIDS United has new office mates – the staff of AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families! The two organizations have decided to share space, as well as programmatic and advocacy opportunities. The address for both organizations is 1424 K Street NW, Suite 200. AIDS United’s phone number is 202-408-4848. AIDS Alliance’s phone number is (202) 785-3564. Welcome AIDS Alliance!