Call in Day to Support ADAP and Ryan White Part C Emergency Relief Funding

By Emily McCloskey, Manager, Policy and Legislative Affairs, NASTAD

Call in Day to Support ADAP and Ryan White Part C Emergency Relief FundingACTION: Tell Senators Reid, Mikulski and Shelby to continue critical HIV funding in the FY 13 funding bill.

The $35 million for ADAP Emergency Relief Funding (ERF) awards and $10 million for Ryan White Part C, that President Obama announced on World AIDS Day 2011, is not currently included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) being considered by the Senate that will fund the government for the remainder of FY2013. This funding is currently awarded to 14 states and one territory (AL, AK, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MT, NE, NJ, SD, TN, WA, WI, VI). If this anomaly is not corrected, this funding will not be available for states and Part C clinics during FY2013. If funds aren’t restored, it could lead to an estimated 7,920 clients being removed from ADAP and many Part C funded HIV clinics reducing services and closing their doors to new patients.The HIV community is leading a call in day to ask the Senate to continue this funding ($35 million for ADAPs and $10 million for Part Cs) in the CR.

BACKGROUND:

  • The Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for the remainder of FY2013 does not include $35 million in emergency ADAP funding and $10 million for Part C medical clinics announced by President Obama on World AIDS Day (December 1), 2011.
  • This funding currently is being used by 15 states/territories to provide life-saving medications to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. (AL, AK, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MT, NE, NJ, SD, TN, WA, WI, VI)
  • This funding also is supporting key staff at Part C supported HIV clinics nationwide, helping these programs serve more patients.
  • Both the House Subcommittee and Senate Full Committee included this funding in their FY2013 bills, but these bills were not enacted.
  • If funds aren’t restored, it could lead to an estimated 7,920 clients being removed from the ADAP program and many Part C funded HIV clinics reducing services and closing their doors to new patients.
  • We ask that the Senate approve an FY 13 continuing resolution that includes this emergency funding ($35 million for ADAPs and $10 million for Part Cs)

ACTION NEEDED – PLEASE CALL NOW:

Please call Senators Reid, Mikulski and Shelby and tell them to prevent harmful cuts to ADAP and Ryan White Part C.  Make these calls today!

  • Senator Harry Reid: 202-224-3542
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski: 202-224-4654
  • Senator Richard Shelby: 202-224-5744

Please call with this message:

The Senate Continuing Resolution must include $35 million in emergency ADAP funding and $10 million to support comprehensive Part C HIV clinics continuing the Fiscal Year 2012 level. This funding is not currently included.  This funding is being used by 15 states/territories to provide life-saving medications to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and medical services to people living with HIV nationwide. If funds aren’t restored, it could lead to an estimated 7,920 clients being removed from the ADAP program and some clients would lose access to Part C HIV medical services.http://www.nikeoutletshoesshop.us nike air max womens

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1682756167 Eddie Hamilton

    I want to know how everyone (all of the HIV organizations) missed this issue until the very last second! If the national orgs can’t hold the ground on this, how effective will they’ve in the future? This is disgraceful

  • http://twitter.com/NASTAD NASTAD

    Thank you for your comment, Eddie. The $35 million was included in earlier versions of the House and Senate appropriations bills. No one, including the Obama Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services or community partners were aware of this sudden change. We encourage everyone to contact their Senators to convey the severity that these cuts will have on ADAPs and people living with HIV who rely on these programs. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. -Terrance

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshkruger Josh Kruger

    When you say last minute, what, specifically, do you mean? How much time was there between the redraft of the bill and the vote? Also, what do you have to say to the fact that this cut went through? Does this indicate that national advocacy organizations have lost sway?