For Immediate Release
APLA is proud to announce the creation of a new webpage that provides basic information regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact millions of people across California and the country.
Click to view our new webpage
If you are already insured through your employer, you will continue to receive your coverage as you always have. If you are currently uninsured or self-insured, the Affordable Care Act will provide a number of new options for you to consider. Open enrollment for private health insurance available through state exchanges, including Covered California, began on Tuesday, October 1 and will continue for six months, through March 31, 2014.
Please note that all people who are eligible for health insurance must either have health insurance in 2014, or else they will pay a penalty. This is the “individual mandate,” which requires that you have some kind of health insurance beginning in 2014. The Ryan White and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) do not qualify as health insurance, and anyone remaining on those programs and not enrolling into some form of health insurance will face a penalty when they file their 2014 taxes.
For more information on these and other changes coming up through the Affordable Care Act, please visit our webpage, where you can also email us directly to request answers to any particular questions that you may have.
AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.
APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/ treatment and health education and HIV prevention services targeting low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.
For more information, visit apla.org.