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Houston Chronicle: Our Deadly, Costly Choices

March 29, 2011

In an editorial, the Houston Chronicle writes, "Last week, Texas state budget writers declined to include $19.2 million in additional funding for the Texas HIV Medication Program, which pays for essential medications for about 14,000 low-income Texans and is currently funded at $109 million. ... the program will have to be drastically restructured to accommodate the expected 14 percent growth in participants over the next two years ... the case for allocating priority funding for patients with HIV and AIDS is particularly strong when one considers both the human and economic costs of failing to do so" (3/28).

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This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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