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November 2, 2010

Florida to Drop 350 to 2,000 People From ADAP

The Florida Department of Health plans to drop at least 350 uninsured HIV-positive people from its federally funded AIDS drug assistance program (ADAP) because of a budget crisis, The Sun Sentinel reports. An additional 2,000 people may be bumped if the department can’t close a $16 million shortfall. People in the first group will lose coverage within 30 days, but they will get free or low-cost medications through drug company assistance programs or will be on waiting lists for those programs. The 350 people will be dropped because they have incomes three times the federal poverty level (federal poverty level is $10,830 for a single person and $14,570 for a family of two). The health department said cutting eligibility is the least-painful money-saving step available.

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LynnS, Mo, 2010-11-05 18:06:40
I'll tell you what is wrong with Florida, too many blue haired republicans hypocrits that refuse to give up their own Social Security and Medicare, but believe all these right wing wack jobs that spam emails to them every day that the democrats are giving away all your hard earned dollars to a bunch of welfare cheats and fags. I get these emails every night that some of these old ladies forward to me, sometimes 3 or 4 a night, and the doctor wonders why my blood pressure is sky high?

Dawn, Poincana, 2010-11-02 23:54:59
well this is really getting bad when people with hiv7aids cant even get medcaid.especially those not working due to there medical problems.or even get disabilty because they say we are not sick enough.try living with the nerve damage or always being tried. it really sucks

Reality, , 2010-11-02 17:24:33
Least painful for whom? For the people with HIV/AIDS who will die without their meds? What the f*ck is wrong with the Florida government?

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