We answer some key questions about the latest new effort to kill the Affordable Care Act, including what it means for people living with HIV and what can do to make a difference.
Congress is divided, and all sorts of new possibilities are in play. What does it all mean for folks living with HIV, and for health care generally? We chatted with veteran activist Mark Hannay to find out.
Virginia could possibly serve as a case study in developing innovative strategies to improve health care access in its use of an open "drug formulary."
The confidential medical records of at least 93 low-income Californians living with HIV were compromised, the suit alleges.
"I will die if I don't have access to my medication and treatment, and it's not pretty," Tami Haught says. "I've seen it. It's not an easy death."
In a move to fix ongoing service provision problems by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, the California Department of Public Health announced that they have terminated a contract with their ADAP administrator.
As someone living with HIV who depends on vital, threatened programs like ADAP, Jeff Tomlinson knows that his health care future is uncertain.
"The good news is that help is out there," writes Jeff Berry. "ADAPs, several non-profit organizations and the pharmaceutical companies themselves have assistance programs in place to help you pay for the treatment you need."
Getting more people in care has led to high rates of viral load suppression, and ACA resources have helped ADAP dollars stretch further, reports NASTAD. But with 20 states still not expanding Medicaid, many face more limited services.
The 340B program was meant to provide an income stream for cash-strapped HIV agencies and state programs that provide HIV drugs. But a proposed rule change could gut the payment stream that has kept agencies afloat and people on meds, leading to long...