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Beginning this week the Black AIDS Institute will provide a countdown until the federal health-insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov, begins open enrollment so people can obtain insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. There are 22 days until November 1, the first day of open enrollment.

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We begin this issue expressing our concern for residents of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and our other friends in the Caribbean who are trying to recover from Hurricane Maria, as well as our condolences to the families and people whose lives are forever altered by gun violence, including recently in Las Vegas.

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HHS Will 'Hold Ourselves Accountable' On Plan To Lessen Health Disparities — The KHN Interview


The Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled a comprehensive strategy to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

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Like Freddie Kruger, Republican efforts to strip away healthcare from millions of Americans just won't die. To quote Peter Benchley, screenwriter of the blockbuster movie Jaws, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," Republicans in the U.S. Senate have introduced a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

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We're happy to launch the 2016 Black AIDS Weekly in connection with Black History Month and to kick off National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. During our hiatus we have been very busy, including designing a new masthead for the Black AIDS Weekly and starting a redesign on BlackAIDS.org. We look forward to finding out what you think of the new masthead and will keep you informed as the work on the website unfolds.

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