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Louisiana HIV/AIDS Patients Get Temporary Relief on Insurance Coverage

February 26, 2014

This article was reported by the Times-Picayune.

The Times-Picayune reported that U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued a temporary restraining order barring three Louisiana insurance companies from dropping people who were using Ryan White HIV/AIDS program funds to help pay premiums for their healthcare plans. Jackson ordered the restraining order in response to a suit filed by Lambda Legal, an HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, on behalf of an HIV-positive man against Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Louisiana. Three insurers -- BCBS, Vantage Health Plan, and Louisiana Health Cooperative -- had planned to drop coverage for people using grant money to cover their healthcare premiums on March 1.

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