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Enrollment in the Texas HIV Medication Program spiked about 30% because people lost jobs and insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch AIDS advocates urge the governor not to abandon efforts to combat HIV, hepatitis and opioid overdoses.
AIDS groups counter that such a move is “deeply harmful and even illegal.”
His 2021 budget includes massive cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program (HOPWA).
But it comes with deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, cancer funds and other health and science programs.
Plus: Congress avoids a government shutdown—at least until December 20.
HIV programs such as housing and syringe exchanges could be on the chopping block as the November 21 deadline looms. Here’s what you can do.
Plus: Once again federal funds get diverted from health care and into the detention of immigrant youth.
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.
Also: The rock star is prepping for the (RED) Auction at Art Basel, with works by Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, Ai Weiwei and more.
It includes data up to 2015. How can we praise any progress as the Trump Administration aims to derail it?
Elsewhere in the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations process, Congress attempts to restore order.
The rescission proposal would cut funds from nondiscretionary domestic programs such as Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs.
Congress and Trump work on two divergent budgets. How will they address HIV/AIDS, the opioid crisis and health care?
Hint: It would slash HIV funds by over $100 million nationally and cause 300,000 deaths each year globally.
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