For those with HIV and in the LGBT community... have the current HIV policies in your State or Country...cause you anxiety and concern about your future? What are your concerns about the healthcare system in relation to your health insurance and medications?
I’ve had to do the same thing John!
I have been blessed to always have health insurance because I am one who is fortunate to know how to work the system for my benefit and not theirs
Not me personally. Yesterday I learned that 1,200 of Pennsylvania PLWH and on SPBP (our ADAP program) are uninsured. Our Division of HIV has been trying to work with insurance companies to pay health insurance premiums from the Affordable Care Act on behalf of these 1,200 PLWH. Between the state's legal dept and the health insurances they cannot agree on legal language to come to agreement on third party payment of last resort. HORRIBLE! We are only one of a handful of states that cannot get this done. We are exploring legislative options to make this change to help our people. Barriers like this should not exist in health care!
its a different story when you have a private doctor and one now that i am not working...i am stuck with what i have for now but work insurance=tiffany's......state= dollar general kinda people and care
@ MrsMiami - Saw that u r having difficulties finding a case worker that can assist u in Houston. Here is a start for the Drug Assistance Program - http://adap.directory/texas.
Also looks like in TX ADAP is based on an income of 200% or less above poverty level but also depends on the number of people in your household (each state has different qualification guidelines since the state pays for most of it; for example in Hawaii where I live their income is based on 400% of poverty level (2018: $55,840 per year for a single person; $75,720 per year for a family of two) and still get full assistance for meds, counseling, food, etc. There are also no caps for the number of people that can qualify unlike in TX.