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Altering Medicaid Shortchanges People Living with HIV
Republican proposals to alter the Medicaid program would be devastating for people living with HIV. Right now, Medicaid provides insurance to more than 40%
of people living with HIV who are in care.
Changes to the Medicaid program structure, like block granting the program or instituting per capita caps, shift costs to the states in the name of ‘flexibility.’ In reality, these changes ‘pass the buck’ to state governments who will then need to decide how to make the program work with less federal money. This is the biggest threat to health care as we know it.
Proponents of block grants and per capita caps often tout the tactic as a way to produce large federal savings, but shrinking federal funding for state Medicaid programs means states receive less money and are faced with a choice: take on any additional costs themselves or cut services to the people who need them the most. Under these proposals, people living with HIV only stand to lose.
Tell Congress: Block granting or instituting per capita caps on Medicaid shortchanges people living with HIV.
Don't Repeal the ACA Without an Immediate Replacement
The 115th Congress has barely even begun and lawmakers are already well on their way to repealing major sections of the ACA with a little more than an I.O.U. as a replacement. This sort of reckless governance cannot and must not be tolerated. If Congress and the Trump Administration are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then they must ensure that people living with and affected by HIV have access to affordable and comprehensive health care coverage and services they need to stay healthy.
Tell Congress that any repeal of the ACA must be accompanied by a replacement plan that protects people living with HIV and benefits all Americans.
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