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Preliminary approval of Aetna HIV Privacy Breach settlement

On May 10, 2018, a federal court in Pennsylvania granted preliminary approval of the $17 million settlement of the Beckett v Aetna class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit arose from an Aetna mailing last July, disclosing the HIV status of nearly 12,000 members through the large, transparent window on the envelope.  The suit also charged Aetna with improperly transferring protected health information of over 13,000 members to its law firm and a mail vendor.

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LAC Praises NY for Seeking First Federal Waiver Extending Medicaid to People Leaving Prison

The Legal Action Center applauds New York State for seeking approval from the federal government to become the first state in the nation to provide medical services with Medicaid coverage to individuals in the last 30 days of their incarceration.

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LAC Applauds Gov Cuomo and NYS Legislature For Significant New Addiction & Criminal Justice Funding in 2016 Budget

LAC praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for their 2016 budget agreement, which contains several important measures to help people with substance use disorders and criminal histories.

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LAC’s Director of Policy, Tracie Gardner, Discusses End Of AIDS initiative on WABC’s ViewPoint

On Sunday, December 7, Tracie Gardner, LAC’s Co-Director of Policy, joined colleagues and fellow NYS End of AIDS Task Force members Benjamin Bashien, Executive Director of ACRIA, and Doug Wirth, CEO of Amidcare, on an episode of WABC’s Sunday morning news show ViewPoint to talk about the End Of AIDS initiative.

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