Policy & Politics
Georgia's AIDS Drug Program Sees Budget Cut
April 14, 2011
As the Georgia General Assembly's session concludes this week, the House's proposed $600,000 cut to the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program was averted. However, Senate-House budget negotiators did cut ADAP by $100,000 for the fiscal year beginning in July -- one of many reductions in the $18.3 billion budget.
Budget constraints led ADAP to start a waiting list, which stood at 1,328 Georgians as of April 7, according to the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors. Advocates were asking legislators for a $5 million state increase for ADAP in order to secure an additional $10 million in federal ADAP funds.View Full Article
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