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US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source – patient advocates. Such groups have traditionally lobbied for insurance coverage of newer HIV drugs, regardless of expense. But at least three […]

US: Senate Republicans Pass Trump-Pence Tax Scheme — Including Attack on Health Care

US: Senate Republicans Pass Trump-Pence Tax Scheme — Including Attack on Health Care

US Senate Republicans have passed legislation carefully crafted to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other vital health care programs, and could impact on Medicare, Medicaid and HIV/AIDS programmes. The Human Rights Campaign, the American LGBTQ civil rights organization, issued the following statement about the vote:  “With thoughtless disregard for their constituents, 51 Senate Republicans […]

US: Medicare Lawsuit Win Allows Gender Reassignment Surgery for Seniors

A landmark legal case in the United States means that senior transgender Americans can now avail of gender reassignment surgery through Medicaid. Denee Mallon, 74, was the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery, paid for by Medicaid. The operation was made possible after Ms. Mallon challenged the U.S. government’s insurance program to lift its ban […]

US: Transgender Awareness Week and Healthcare Issues

Jennifer Finney Boylan (Co-Chair of GLAAD’s Board of Directors) talks about transgender healthcare issues in the United States, and includes the video below to explain the problems encountered As Transgender Awareness Week comes to a close, I wanted to point something out to you. Did you know that health insurance policies and programs, including New […]