Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 31, 2014, 06:05:48 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632559
  • Total Topics: 47909
  • Online Today: 287
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Ryan White CARE Act and Insurance  (Read 2033 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Falkore

  • Member
  • Posts: 70
Ryan White CARE Act and Insurance
« on: July 15, 2006, 01:53:09 PM »
I tested poz over a year ago.  At the time I had insurance but a few months later I lost my job.  I lost my insurance and could not afford COBRA.  I let my insurance slip but thanks to the Ryan White act I was still able to make my doctors appointments.  I started a new job in January and my insurance finally kicked in.  According to my HR guy, due to the company being bought out and a new insurance company picking up, I should be covered for my HIV even tho I had a break in coverage.  The question I have is this... is the Ryan White CARE act considered coverage?  Most insurance companies do not cover "pre-existing conditions" if there was a break in covereage.  How do I find out? 

Thanks,

Stephen
"Ain't no shame in my flame"
Date:          CD4:     VL:
10/02/05     568       2,070
11/18/05     541       2,970
02/17/06     442       4,720
04/17/06     510       1,100
07/12/06     391       3,050
Start Atripla
09/22/06     595       Undet.
01/18/07     562       Undet.
05/25/07     540       Undet.
09/26/07     531       Undet.

Offline Robert

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,643
Re: Ryan White CARE Act and Insurance
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 01:12:38 AM »
  Ryan White is not insurance.  Because you've let your insurance lapse, the pre-existing clause at your new job will have to kick in.  Normally this lasts for up to 1 year.  You should ask HR how long the pre-existing clause is.  During that time, you most likely can still get help from ADAP (Ryan White) to help pay for your meds.  Or, you can so on a "Structured" holiday and just not take the pills during that time.

If you post this over in the "Living With" forum, you'll probably receive more replys.

good luck..

robert
..........

Offline Oceanbeach

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,565
Re: Ryan White CARE Act and Insurance
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 02:03:10 AM »
Dear Stephen,

Ryan White is the payor of last resort and depending upon where you live, there may be funding available.  Since the Ryan White CARE Act was not re authorized on September 5, 2005, most communities have been providing services through flat funding.  Each year that funding will go down a percentage and the fiscal agents will have to continue to find other sources for payment.

In order to help lobby Congress to increase RWCA funds to cover the costs of services, I wrote www.Commission-on-AIDS.org.  To find what services are available where you live, try www.ASOFINDER.com.  From there you can find a local person who has the answers to your questions.

I received an email from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation last night and another from our local Planning Counsil this morning.  According to both emails, the Senate is to vote on re authorization of the RWCA on Tuesday, July 18th.  To the best of my knowledge the CARE Act as presented to the Senate is merely legislative language, with no dollar amounts discussed.  This is not good news.  Have the best day
Michael

www.Commission-on-AIDS.org

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.