Support Life-Saving Drugs for All HIV-Positive Americans
September 26, 1997
For the first time since the epidemic began, exciting new drug therapies that can prevent the onset of full-blown AIDS have instilled hope in the one million Americans who are HIV-positive. But due to Washington gridlock, hope is not translating to reality for thousands of the most vulnerable HIV-positive men and women.
Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, does not provide access to the drugs that prevent full-blown AIDS until one develops full-blown AIDS. If the automobile industry followed Washington's health care model, they'd only be installing air bags in cars that have already crashed.
Let Washington policy-makers know that you support AIDS Action's proposal to ensure access to life-saving drugs for everyone. Please e-mail your name and address to AIDS Action at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your endorsement. For further information, read a copy of the white paper, "Expanding Eligibility for Medicaid to Persons with HIV Disease", which is posted at http://www.aidsaction.org/medicaid.htm.
AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
fax (202) 986-1345
This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.