The Affordable Care Act and People Living With HIV or AIDS
By Richard Sorian
September 14, 2010
If you or a loved one is living with HIV or AIDS, you know how far our nation has come in treating and reducing the spread of the disease -- and how much more we need to do.
People living with HIV and AIDS have always had a difficult time obtaining access to health coverage. Medicaid, Medicare, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program have provided a critical safety net. But today, nearly 30% of people living with HIV do not have any health insurance coverage, and many others have limited coverage. In addition, people living with HIV and AIDS have faced hurdles to getting quality care from qualified providers.
The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in March helps make it easier and fairer for people living with HIV or AIDS to get the coverage and care they need. It will:
These moves complement the ambitious goals President Obama has set out in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and will help equalize access to health coverage and care for Americans living with HIV and AIDS.
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