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Texas Legislature 78th Session; House Restores Health Care Funds

April 1, 2003

Texas Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Eduardo Sanchez said House budget writers rescued Texans with HIV/AIDS who were in danger of being cut from life-sustaining drugs. "The attention paid to HIV medications is much appreciated," he said Saturday morning to members of the Appropriations Committee, which is now considering adding $30 million of the $48 million requested to meet future needs for those on HIV drugs. "With the money we've got right now, we will be able to continue to provide services for the folks enrolled. This increased allocation allows us to go a long way in meeting needs," Sanchez said. A hepatitis C screening program, however, remains $1.6 million short.

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Houston Chronicle
03.30.03; Polly Ross Hughes

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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