The Trump Administration has launched its latest attack against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) – Fight Back

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The Trump Administration has launched its latest attack against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) — and we need your help to fight back.

The Trump Administration has proposed a rule to change “protected class status” under Medicare,  which allows PLHIV to have direct access to the best treatments as prescribed by their clinician. Over the past fifteen years, this policy has saved and improved millions of lives and brought us closer than ever to ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the U.S.

If this rule is enacted, it could clear the way for insurance companies to control decisions about patients’ access to drugs, rather than providers working directly with the people they treat. This could harm the health of the quarter of all Americans — or more than 250,000 people —  living with HIV who rely on Medicare, forcing people off the medications they currently rely on and requiring people newly diagnosed with HIV to use medications that may not be right for them. Our voice in opposing this proposed rule is critical. Submit a comment opposing this rule and to stand up for our access to healthcare. https://www.aidsunited.org/Take-Action/My-Status-My-Medicare!.aspx Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on January 25, 2019

For more information about the proposed regulation watch this webinar presented by the HIV Health Care Access Working Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZy0yTaOZw&feature=youtu.be