Big Coalition Urges U.S. Congress Against AIDS-Related Automatic Cuts
October 31, 2012
A coalition of 118 organizations involved in the care of people with HIV and AIDS is urging congressional leaders to raise revenues as part of a "balanced approach" to deficit reduction that would prevent automatic cuts Jan. 2 under sequester provisions of the budget control law. "Sequestration cuts, scheduled to take place in just a few weeks, will reverse efforts to prevent HIV in our country and severely disrupt the system of lifesaving care and treatment that today serves over 500,000 low-income people with HIV/AIDS," the Oct. 26 letter said. (Reichard, CQ HealthBeat, 10/30)
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