Navigation Links
Pelosi Statement on Reintroduction of the Early Treatment for HIV Act
Date:3/20/2009

WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), reintroduced the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA) this week with a bipartisan group of 44 original co-sponsors. Speaker Pelosi released the following statement:

"Effective drug treatments have improved both health and quality of life for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS. However, many uninsured, low-income HIV-positive individuals still do not have access to these life-saving medications because they generally do not meet Medicaid requirements until becoming disabled by full-blown AIDS.

"Forcing people with HIV to wait for health care until their immune system is compromised by AIDS is bad health policy. The Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA) eliminates this harmful gap in the safety net.

"This change in Medicaid eligibility is long overdue. Studies show that passage of ETHA would not only significantly improve the health of people living with HIV, but also would reduce long-term healthcare costs as people stay healthy and active.

"Many of us in Congress have been working for years to enact this needed change. Given President Obama's support for expanded Medicaid coverage for people living with HIV, support from key health leaders in Congress, including Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Henry Waxman and Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chair Frank Pallone, and a strong bipartisan list of original co-sponsors, our prospects for success have never been greater."

Background

ETHA gives states the option of allowing low-income individuals living with HIV to qualify for Medicaid coverage when they are diagnosed, rather than making them wait until they progress to full-blown AIDS. This approach is modeled on the successful Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment and Prevention Act of 2000, which allows states to provide early access to Medicaid for women with breast and cervical cancer.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi: SCHIP Bill a Giant Step for Americas Children
2. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
3. Pelosi: Todays Sweeping, Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Drug Safety is a Victory for All Americans
4. Pelosi, Slaughter and Tubbs Jones Introduce Health Tracking Legislation
5. Pelosi: Mr. President - Drop the Partisan Rhetoric, Put Down the Veto Pen
6. Pelosi: Tonights Strong Bipartisan Vote for Childrens Health Insurance a Victory for Americas Children
7. Pelosi Statement on House Vote to Extend Family and Medical Leave for Military Families
8. Pelosi and Reid: Congress Sends President Bush Bipartisan Childrens Health Insurance Bill
9. Pelosi Statement on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10. Pelosi: We Remain Committed to Making SCHIP Into Law - With or Without the Presidents Support
11. Pelosi: This Week, Members Must Choose Between Partisan Obstruction and Health Insurance for 10 Million Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their ... Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... Pro X users can now reveal the media of their split screens with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... leader in retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United ... life, eyeglasses have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... from UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School ... San Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Story Highlights: ... the health care industry is causing providers to review ... Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health care ... cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and ... outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 ... announced the addition of the " Global Markets ... This report focuses ... an updated review, including its applications in various applications. ... market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world ... in the report includes the following: , ... by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: