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State Roundup: "Insurance Plan Cuts Waiting List for HIV Drugs" in Georgia

June 19, 2012

"In January, Georgia had the longest waiting list in the nation for people with HIV to receive government drug assistance. At that time, the state had 1,348 people waiting to join the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Now, less than six months later, it's only about one-third of that: 490. ... The decrease in the waiting list reflects the movement of many Georgians into the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. That's a provision of the 2010 health reform law that serves as a safety-net plan." (Georgia Health News, Miller, 6/18)

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