|Ryan White funded clinic and copay
Jun 1, 2009
Being a long term survivor I have had to switch from private care to a Ryan white title III clinic because of costs. Seems like dollars going into Ryan white never seem to reach the client for services now I guess that's true for clinic appointments and medications. I am on Social Security and an unfortunate to receive $1200. But now the HIV clinic funded by Ryan white title III and various other methods is now charging me $89 per visit. My co-pays push me into poverty and my partner has now died. Can you tell me with all government funding that goes into this clinic why and if it is legal to charge us for the visit. Maybe it is time to just stop everything. Thank you
| Response from Dr. Frascino
With 47 million Americans completely uninsured and another 25 million underinsured, the entire United States health care system is in crisis.
Is it legal for your clinic to charge for visits? Yes, it is. I can't comment on whether the charges are fair or justified. What I can do is remind everyone that we desperately need universal health care for all Americans. The injustices in our current system are shameful and morally indefensible.
As for this being the "time to stop everything," only you can decide that. However, I certainly hope you are not considering giving up because you can't afford to get the medical care you need! Talk to the benefits counselor at your Ryan White clinic and also at your local AIDS service organization to see what other options you may have. And remember, Ryan White never gave up!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- AIDS Infection Risk Touching An Open Scab
- Sex With A Prostitute Worried I Have AIDS
- Hair Loss After Anal Sex Top Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Rash After Getting Fingered Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Rash After Touching Vaginal Sore Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Sore On Mouth After Kissing Cut On Lip Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.