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Florida to Drop 350 Uninsured HIV/AIDS Patients From Drug Program

November 3, 2010

The Miami Herald/The Sun Sentinel: "The Florida Department of Health plans to drop about 350 uninsured HIV/AIDS patients from a federally funded program that pays for all or most of their drugs, because of a budget crisis. An additional 2,000 or more HIV-positive patients are at risk of being bumped from the program unless the state can close a $16 million shortfall in the next few months, officials said Tuesday. ... In June, the shortfall forced the Health Department to put more than 2,300 patients on a waiting list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. About 1,100 live in South Florida. The program also halted coverage for many drugs that treat HIV-related complications" (Lamendola, 11/3).

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2014 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report (PDF)
ADAP Waiting List Update: 35 People in 1 State as of July 23
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Comment by: darleng (Aventura Fl 33180) Mon., Nov. 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm EST
Just relocated from NYC and can't find a cinic or infectious Dr. I have medicaid in NYC and must transfer to Florida or do I ? Can I keep a mailing address of my Sister in Brewster NY? How would I get the scripts though? Please help me.
Also- does the drug program assist still with hGH?
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Comment by: John Swanson (Minneapolis) Thu., Nov. 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm EDT
But I thought Obama care would take care of this?
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Comment by: PozInMaine (Maine) Thu., Nov. 4, 2010 at 7:25 am EDT
Don't wait until this happens to you. Call your state reps and senators TODAY! Tell them that Americans denied the medications we freely give foreign citizens is unacceptable!
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