Jessamy Taylor, MPP
An estimated 1.1 million people are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the United States, and an additional 50,000 people become newly infected each year. Federal spending for HIV care totaled $14.8 billion in fiscal year 2012, with Medicare, Medicaid, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program as the largest payers, respectively. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) will significantly change the way that people living with HIV receive health insurance coverage and care, as well as many of the parameters of that coverage. This Forum session explored the opportunities and challenges that the ACA offers for coverage and care for people with HIV, and the implications for existing federal programs.
See two publications by Jeffrey S. Crowley and Jen Kates of the The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: "The Affordable Care Act, The Supreme Court, and HIV: What Are the Implications?" September 2012; and "Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for A New Era: Key Issues & Questions for the Future," April 2013.