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People Living With HIV Need Health Care Reform Law Now More than Ever

March 20, 2012

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case challenging the nation's health care reform law, there is much more at stake than a legal case. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law two years ago, will help expand access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment for low-income adults who need it but lack private insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid. Some are already being helped by the law, and in the years ahead, many more people living with HIV will receive the care they need as the law is fully implemented. Striking down key components of the law critical to enacting landmark health insurance expansion that will significantly improve access to lifesaving care for people living with HIV will set us back just as we are starting to turn the tide against this pandemic.

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Comment by: Karen E. (Great Britain) Sun., Apr. 15, 2012 at 8:51 am EDT
I have always found it shocking that in one of the richest countries,people are still not being treated for a disease that is chronic and manageable with medication, and fatal without.
The wealthier people who are against these healthcare reforms ought to be ashamed of themselves.
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Comment by: james (maryland) Mon., Apr. 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm EDT
I really hope this law passes because we sure do need it.
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