The ACA and People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Retrospective Policy Analysis to Inform Integrated HIV Care in the ACA Era

Investigator: Brian Chirairo, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


This policy analysis will use the stages heuristic model to describe the development process involved in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion as it pertains to the HIV care continuum. Designed as a retrospective analysis of health reform’s impact on PLWHA, the stages model will divide the policy process into four distinct groups: agenda setting, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The stages model understands policy development as a linear process through which a policy attempting to solve a problem emerges.