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Press Release

The AIDS Institute Reacts to Supreme Court Decision

Time Now for All Parties in Washington and in the States to Turn to Implementation

June 28, 2012

Washington, D.C. -- "We are extremely pleased that health reform will proceed in the U.S. and millions of people, including many with HIV/AIDS, who have not had quality affordable health care will have access to care and treatment, along with preventative services, as a result of today's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act," commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.

Comprehensive health reform will help people with HIV/AIDS in numerous ways. About 60 percent of the nearly 1.2 million people with HIV in the United States are not in care, and even more are not accessing lifesaving medications. The expansion of the Medicaid program and the creation of insurance exchanges, both of which were upheld by the Court, will help address this by providing greater access to health care coverage.

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