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Health Care Debate: High Stakes for Those With HIV

April 27, 2012

HIV/AIDS advocates and patients are closely monitoring the Supreme Court's review of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama's health care overhaul includes two key benefits for HIV-positive people: It expands Medicaid to more low-income adults, paving the way for earlier access to treatment, and it eliminates limits on pre-existing conditions that prevent many from obtaining private health insurance. But the act is in limbo as the high court considers its constitutionality, particularly the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance.

"The HIV treatment community sees the act as a critical step in our fight against the AIDS epidemic," said Scott Schoettes of the gay-rights group Lambda Legal. "People have been counting on it, making plans based on its implementation, so for it to be pulled out from under their feet at this point would be a tremendous loss."

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