Navigation Links
2009 Bush budget a disaster for HIV/AIDS

The Presidents proposed budget for fiscal year 2009, if enacted, would spell disaster for the nations health, and by extension, our national effort to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

The Administrations budget flat-funds critical federal support for research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and vital health care safety net programs funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Medicaid program. After accounting for inflation, the budget proposal amounts to a cut in funding for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care, and treatment.

Adding insult to injury, the budget proposal increases funding for abstinence education programs that have no basis in scientific evidence, an irresponsible policy with potentially deadly consequences. Failure to adequately support evidence-based prevention programs diminishes our capacity to monitor the epidemic, to expand HIV screening to identify those who are already infected but unaware of their status, and to prevent new infections through targeted programs directed to high-risk populations.

Cutting federal Medicaid funding during the current economic downturn when states are struggling to maintain their programs will only result in reductions in eligibility and vital medical services for this essential health care safety net program that provides more financing for HIV care than any other source. The impact of these proposed cuts will undoubtedly fall on the most vulnerable among usthe poor, the elderly, the chronically ill, and those living with disabilities.

We call on the Congress to reject this budget blueprint and to enact a 2009 budget that values and adequately funds medical research, and public health programs including HIV prevention, while preserving and enhancing the health care safety net for persons living with HIV infection through the Ryan White CARE Act and the Medicaid program.


Contact: Steve Baragona
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Related medicine news :

1. Bush Budget Represents Double Whammy Hit on U.S. Seniors Medicare-Financed Nursing Facility Care
2. Bush Budget Puts Future of Health Care for All Children in Jeopardy, According to National Pediatric Groups
3. In Unfolding Budget Debate, Alliance to Spotlight Flawed MedPAC Policy Guidance, Failure to Evaluate Medicaid Margins in Recommending Medicare Funding Levels
4. The Childrens Aid Society Endorses Critical Components of Governor Spitzers Proposed 2008-2009 State Budget
5. Congressional Budget Office Analysis of HR971 Rejects Pharmacy Benefit Managers Bogus Claim Bill Would Cost $29 Billion Over 5 Years
6. Congressional Budget Includes Earmark to Keep Washingtons Sexual Assault DNA Program Moving Forward
7. Reserve 2008 Budget for Using Quality to Improve the Customer Experience
8. AARP Urges Governor to Use Budget to Improve New Yorkers Quality of Life
9. VA Budget Earns High Praise
10. AARP CEO Bill Novelli Tells Lawmakers: Controlling Health Care Costs Key to Budget Reform
11. Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... TransPack Volume 6 features 30 customizable transitions created exclusively for ... to wipes with blur & drop shadow options. Utilize the controls in the ... clip to the next with TransPack's easily customizable styles. , TransPack Volume ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Workstation ... more than 30 HealthPostures’ dealers located throughout the United States, is OneStop Ergonomics. ... of corporate, industrial, manufacturing and government workers and organizational leaders that are introduced ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... are available today from the new company, Sublime Beauty NATURALS®. All products are ... and natural products, like essential oils, organic facial serums and USDA Certified Organic ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... Khanna Vision Institute based in Los Angeles, announced ... November 25th 2015. Peer Certification by the Board is done so the public knows ... is first obtained after the completion of three years of training or Residency in ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... Key Housing, a top-rated corporate housing service for ... featured apartment community: Epic. In showcasing this featured apartment community in San Jose, Key ... rental market to efficiently find housing suitable to their needs by showcasing quality housing. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: ... the acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KU), ... biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. (Euronext: UCB). ... acquired KU from UCB for total consideration of ... a customary working capital adjustment, a deduction of ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... november 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge ... investering aan van ten minste $15,8 miljoen ... het mondiale hoofdkantoor in Wilmington, ... in extra kantoorruimte en extra capaciteit voor ... behoeften van de farmaceutische en biotechnologische markten. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ... is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D bioprinting ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: