For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Luke Klipp
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ACTION ALERT: Healthcare coverage begins now!

On behalf of everyone at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and APLA Health & Wellness, we wish you a healthy and happy New Year! This year the Affordable Care Act is being formally rolled out, and if you have any questions about this program, please call APLA Health & Wellness Healthcare Specialist Frankie Darling-Palacios at (323) 329-9926, or visit our healthcare reform webpage on our website.

2014 is an exciting year as the Affordable Care Act is formally rolled out, including coverage that is now available to more people than ever before and the provision that no one be denied coverage for having a pre-existing condition (including HIV). We all know someone without healthcare, so the importance of everyone enrolling into a plan or talking to a loved one about Covered California is vital now more than ever.

At APLA and APLA Health & Wellness, we are here to help you navigate the enrollment process. We have Covered CA certified enrollment counselors as well as staff that are knowledgeable about the enrollment process and the health care exchanges.

Please visit our healthcare reform webpage on our website for more information. Remember, open enrollment ends March 31st!


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 focusing on 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.

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