Georgia eliminates waiting list for HIV/AIDS drugs
ATLANTA (AP) - Low-income and uninsured Georgians who need assistance getting drugs to treat HIV and AIDS no longer need to wait on a list for help.
The state has eliminated its waiting list two years after it started.
Creating in mid-2010, the waiting list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program grew to more than 1,600 people. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that at one point, Georgia had the largest such waiting list in the country.
Georgia officials eliminated the waiting list in part by using $8.4 million in federal funding. More than 350 patients previously enrolled in the program transferred to an insurance pool for people with pre-existing conditions, freeing up additional resources.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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