October 13, 2010
Virginia ADAP Program Struggles With Lack of Funding
Virginia’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which provides medications to 3,900 uninsured and underinsured clients, is facing a $12.6 million shortfall, reports the Washington Examiner. The program began to feel the stress between 2007 and 2009, when expanded testing brought more clients into the program and a poor economy made more people eligible for assistance. To mitigate the lack of funding, officials are recommending that Virginia limit access to drugs to certain groups, like expectant mothers or children younger than 13. However, this would cut more than 400 clients from the program. Legislators are struggling to find funding in the midst of a state budget crisis.
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