Comments Sent to HRSA Urging Ryan White Reauthorization
August 3, 2012
AIDS United delivered comments to the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) regarding the potential 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White Program. HRSA has received more than 200 comments (which will eventually be posted online).
Specifically, the comments called for retention of the Ryan White Program to ensure coverage of treatment and care needs unmet by the Affordable Care Act in 2014, both during and beyond transition. The comments called for additional flexibility in funding, ensuring quality of HIV care, a continued focus on health care disparities, review and possibly funding for new services as the technology to treat and prevent HIV advances, and repeal of the current distinction between "core medical" services and "support" services.
In addition, 54 organizations, including AIDS United, signed onto the comments by the Ryan White Work Group, an umbrella coalition of people working on Ryan White Program issues. The Work Group co-chairs are AIDS United's Political Director William McColl and NASTAD's Policy and Health Care Access Director Ann Lefert. HRSA has posted comments on the website as they received them beginning in May.
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