Disease-Specific Online Portal Can Help Make Healthcare Reform More Personal

While healthcare reform has been the topic of conversation for some time, one non-profit has jumped on the bandwagon, providing users living with HIV/AIDS a place to source out everything from helping navigate their insurance options under the Affordable Care Act to local testing sites, programs and care services.

Through targeted campaigns and community outreach, GreaterThan.org and its partners work to increase knowledge, confront stigma and promote actions to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. While national in scope, Greater Than AIDS focuses on reaching communities and people most affected, working at the local level with health departments and community organizations across the country.

Under the strategic direction of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the website offers HIV-positive patients and their caregivers information to better understand their options under the Affordable Care Act. With HIV/AIDS a pre-existing condition, most, if not all patients are likely uninsured or under-uninsured. One big component of the Affordable Care Act is that patients, including those with HIV/AIDS, will no longer be denied because of pre-existing conditions.

As we navigate through the Affordable Care Act in 2014, it will be interesting to see how websites will cater to even more specific health needs.

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