One Community Health is a primary healthcare and specialty care provider dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community.
Today Senator Lena Gonzalez (D – Long Beach), Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Equality California announced the Equal Insurance HIV Act, Senate Bill 961, to stop insurance companies from denying life and disability income insurance coverage based solely on HIV status. This bill would enact anti-discrimination protections in life and disability income insurance products for those living with HIV by banning HIV discrimination to ensure they have equal access to the coverage they deserve.
One Community Health was honored to host the press conference announcing this bill. Our Chief Medical Officer, Tasnim Khan, MD, spoke at the press conference saying, “ The life expectancy of people who are HIV-positive has dramatically changed in the last two decades thanks to highly effective HIV treatment regimen including new antiretroviral drugs and existing antiretroviral therapy. It is now time to acknowledge the advances in HIV care and prevention and update the law to prevent discrimination against HIV positive individuals.”
People in the picture are: Senator Lena Gonzalez, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur, and One Community Health Chief Medical Officer Tasnim Khan.