Equitas Health is committed to ensuring that the Ohio AIDS Coalition’s 30+ years of HIV/AIDS advocacy and policy work continues to move forward and will do so through Equitas Health’s government affairs and public policy initiatives and the work of the Equitas Health Institute.

We are dedicated to standing up for what is right for our patients, our clients, and all Ohioans, whether it is fighting to save the Affordable Care Act, advocating for HIV/AIDS funding, or educating Ohioans on issues like the deceptive Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.

Protect Coverage for HIV Medications

A Trump Administration proposed federal rule would allow Medicare Part D plans to restrict people’s access to lifesaving HIV medications.

Help us send a clear message to Congress about protecting the rights of patients and doctors—and not of insurance companies—to choose which HIV medications are right for each person living with HIV.

Under the Trump Administration’s proposed rule, beginning in 2020, Part D plans would have flexibility to implement formulary controls, such as prior authorization and step therapy, for protected class drugs, including antiretrovirals.

Stand with the more than 250,000 people living with HIV (PLWH) who are on Medicare and tell your representative to oppose this dangerous policy.

Every person deserves access to the medications that are right for them, and no insurance company should be able to take away that access.

That’s why PLWH, advocates, and providers are banding together to make clear that this change could have life-threatening consequences for PLWH, and it must be stopped.

We need your help. Visit to tell Congress to stop Trump’s proposed change to Medicare.

To call your US House Representatives directly, look up their contact information here today. Information for Ohio’s US Senators can be found here.

Thank you for your advocacy on this important issue!


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