4 AMERICANS ON SOUTH CAROLINA ADAP WAITING LIST DIED DEC 2006
3 AMERICANS ON WEST VIRGINIA ADAP WAITING LIST DIED 2003
5 AMERICANS ON KENTUCKY ADAP WAITING LIST DIED 2003
HOW MANY AMERICANS MUST DIE ON ADAP WAITING LISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
AS OF JULY 2011 - ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, IDAHO, LOUISIANA, MONTANA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, SOUTH CAROLINA, UTAH, VIRGINIA AND WYOMING HAVE OVER 8,000 AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN ON THEIR ADAP WAITING LISTS
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a national program that was started by the United States government through the Ryan White Act in 1987 to provide free or low cost drugs to people with HIV who have limited financial resources.
Generally, these are people who have an income that is too high for Medicaid, but too low to afford life saving medications and services and without private health insurance.
The PURPOSE AND MISSION of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program is to ENSURE that FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED individuals living with HIV/AIDS HAVE ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS.
Access to Health Care
In America today, it is a struggle for millions of people to afford the health care they need. The threat of rising health insurance premiums and the prospect of losing coverage altogether has become a constant concern for far too many American families.
We believe that:
* All Americans should have access to affordable health care, including prescription drugs, and these costs should not burden future generations.
* Wellness and prevention efforts, including changes in personal behavior such as diet and exercise, should be top national priorities.
* Americans should have choices when it comes to long-term care - allowing them to maintain their independence at home or in their communities with expanded and affordable financing options.
We need to improve the health care system by making it more affordable, boosting quality and eliminating waste. But instead of bringing solutions to this problem, politicians in Washington have been content to stall, to argue, to criticize and to blame each other.
While they play politics, we are left with the senseless deaths of our fellow American men women and children, huge health care bills, health care premiums and deductibles that are climbing through the roof, eroding benefits and little hope of reasonable, common-sense, balanced solutions.
Contact your local representative and voice your outrage that your fellow American men and women are on these ADAP Waiting Lists.