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Recession Sends AIDS Funding to the Poor House

Recession Sends AIDS Funding to the Poor House

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A new report indicates that a slumping economy may have a major impact on HIVers who have been receiving government aid. The report, released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, reports that recent funding increases for AIDS drug assistance programs might be threatened as states find less room in their budgets for assistance. Indiana, Montana, and Nebraska already have created waiting lists with 62 individuals on them. The report suggests these states also may trim costs by removing drugs from their formularies or tightening financial eligibility. Seven other states indicated that budget shortfalls might force the implementation of cost-containment measures by March 2010.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.