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May 2, 2012

Florida Reduces Its ADAP Waiting List to 427 People

The Florida Legislature has voted to increase funding to Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) as part of the 2012 state budget, reducing its waiting list for the program to 427 people, according to a statement from The AIDS Institute. ADAPs nationwide help provide life-sustaining medications to low-income, underserved or underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS. The programs exist through a combination of federal and state funds and rebates provided by pharmaceutical companies. The Florida ADAP serves about 12,000 people. Because of budget constraints and increased patient demands, the state waiting list ballooned to more than 4,000 people last year. The legislature has now passed a budget, signed by the governor, with $2.5 million for the program.  

To read the Institute statement, click here.

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MTF, , 2012-08-23 15:55:46
The waiting lists for ADAP, will only bring the number of people with the disease back to where it was in the 90's. Many more infections will occur.

Frederick Wright, Plam Desert, 2012-05-04 12:52:23
I think some where testing the new policy coming forward where, Private Humana, Medicaid and Medicare, absorbs all HIV and AIDS medical expenses, Hence no need for Titles or ADAP and others realize many jobs under The State of Florida Health Department and connected Universities and Private Providers are at stake. The 474 people will leave the state or find their own Cure, while Florida saves jobs and brokers Millions for Pharma and Abbot Labs and such. Win Win in politics. Go Govenor Scott xxoo

POZinPBC, Palm Beach, 2012-05-04 08:12:46
Why wouldn't they provide funding for the rest of the waiting list and then add the amount they'd need for the coming year? Such craziness.

Ted, USA, 2012-05-03 20:19:04
Yes, this is the likely next move in many states, this will result in many patients having to stop meds, in many ways what will happen is not only more deaths but a viral replication that will certainly become resistant, this is just the beginning, (

broke, fort lauderdale, 2012-05-03 12:52:28
also, they are throwing anyone on Medicare OFF ADAP and AICP programs (like me)

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