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Author Topic: RARE CASE - RELOCATING BACK to the US from Tokyo  (Read 654 times)

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Offline hello1234

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RARE CASE - RELOCATING BACK to the US from Tokyo
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:30:25 am »
Hello all,

So quick question. I am American and have lived in japan for about 6 years now and got hiv over there back in 2015. I am on their disability insurance plan, and have insurance from my employer, so I pay about 800 a year for my genvoya. I am fully employed and make a salary at my current job.

After 6 years Iíve been thinking of moving home. Specifically to NY. Could someone please advise on how I can maintain my current treatment? I would only move after getting a new job in NY, so Iím assuming Iíd have to check with the provided o surer but Iím not sure if in the states HIV disqualifies you for treatment? I have ONlY Japanese health insurance at this time, and donít think I would qualify for low income if I got my new job. Granted I havenít made any taxable US income in 6 years.

Additionally, Iím not sure if I could just not say I have HIV and pretend I contracted it after moving to the states?

Any experience or advice with this including places I could reach for more information would be great. I had never considered moving home before as I assumed it would be impossible, but I am starting to really think about it.

Thank you so much!

Offline Expat1

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Re: RARE CASE - RELOCATING BACK to the US from Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 09:45:26 am »
Thanks to Obamacare, pre-existing conditions are now fully covered.  You will want to bring 3 months meds with you as it can take a little time to sort it all out.  You will get insurance from the Exchange that was set up in New York.  You will probably want a gold or platinum plan, the States Hiv Program  can probably pick up you insurance bills.
Start here:
https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2017/2017-09-28_2018_insurance_options.htm

 


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