Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) drug assistance programs (ADAPs
) provide access to medications for people who lack other health coverage.
More than a dozen states, ranging from New Jersey to North Dakota, rely solely on Federal funding for their ADAPs
Nine state ADAPs
have already closed [to new patients] including: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and South Dakota.
The BTr said the Adaps
system will now be used for business continuity planning (BCP) purposes only.
On average, there was $28,000 worth of skills missing in each role assessed in the Adaps
study and $73,300 worth of value being provided.
By providing medication for those without coverage from public or private insurers, ADAPs
have succeeded in providing a critical service to vulnerable populations living with HIV/AIDS.
Thanks to the Medicare Part D plan pushed by the Bush administration and passed by Congress, however, low-income patients now have broader access to AIDS drug coverage, and people like Woods are coming off waiting lists as well as getting meds not covered by ADAPs
. In early July, Kentucky had 143 patients on the waiting list, according to state HIV/AIDS program manager Sigga Jagne, and she expects that number to decrease by as much as 100% by December.
* June 2002: Save ADAP
Committee is founded (part of ATAC).
Our alternative definition of 5-year Federal budget impact considered only direct health care costs incurred by Medicaid, Medicare, and ADAPs
. We did not consider any additional impact of the demonstration projects on the Federal budget for programs funded by the Ryan White CARE Act other than ADAPs
, because no changes in these programs were indicated in the waiver applications, nor did we consider the possibility of crowd-out of private insurance coverage.
What about the Ryan White CARE Act and ADAP
? "Looking forward, it is expected that ADAPs
will increasingly feel the effects of the economic downturn and state budget crises.
and the ADAP
Crisis Task Force (ACTF) have announced a series of initiatives to help struggling state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs
) continue to provide people living with HIV access to medicines.
The number of ADAPs
with waiting lists and the number of individuals on those lists is increasing.