The ADAP Watch
December 17, 2010
As of December 16, 2010, there were 4,732 individuals on AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists in 9 states. This is a 32 percent increase from the 3,586 individuals on the October 2010 ADAP Watch. Nineteen ADAPs, seven with current waiting lists, have instituted additional cost-containment measures since April 1, 2009 (reported as of December 9, 2010). In addition, 11 ADAPs, including four with current waiting lists, reported they are considering implementing new or additional cost-containment measures by the end of ADAP's current fiscal year (March 31, 2011).
States that have instituted cost containment measures and those considering them, in addition to implementing waiting lists, are reducing program financial and medical eligibility, capping enrollment, reducing the number of drugs on the formulary and cutting other services, all of which impact access to life saving HIV medications for medically vulnerable individuals.
ADAPs With Waiting Lists (4,732 Individuals in 9 States,* as of December 16, 2010)
Arkansas: 9 individuals
ADAPs With Other Cost-Containment Strategies (Instituted Since April 1, 2009, as of December 8, 2010)
Arizona: reduced formulary
ADAPs Considering New/Additional Cost-Containment Measures (Before March 31, 2011***)
Arizona: establish waiting list
* As a result of ADAP emergency funding, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Utah eliminated their waiting lists.
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This article was provided by National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Visit NASTAD's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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