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The change targets LGBT people and those with chronic conditions. Here’s how patient groups and Lambda Legal respond.
The Trump administration had proposed changing which meds were covered, including HIV and cancer drugs.
Insurance companies can no longer implement harmful co-pay accumulator policies.
PACHA had been empty over a year, after everyone quit or was fired by Trump.
A statement from the Partnership to End HIV, STDs and Hepatitis
The proposal calls for new funds to end HIV in the U.S. But it also seeks massive cuts to domestic and global HIV programs.
Funding from Gilead Sciences’ “HIV Age Positively” initiative will go to these 30 U.S. groups.
A roundup of statements
Last year, six members of PACHA resigned in protest of Trump, who then fired the rest. Until now, the council had remained empty.
In a move to cut Medicare costs, the proposed changes would also affect people with cancer, depression and schizophrenia.
The New Orleans–style event also honored three HIV advocates.
Health coalition warns the federal government: People with chronic or serious conditions face growing costs at the pharmacy.
Advocacy organizations are “alarmed” by the findings.
Hint: It would slash HIV funds by over $100 million nationally and cause 300,000 deaths each year globally.
He’ll oversee the FDA, Medicare and Medicaid at a time when soaring drug prices remain a contentious political topic.
Patricia Shelton is a peer educator in New York City.
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