The Senate is preparing to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
From Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director, Lambda Legal:
The ACA has had a transformative impact on the health and well-being of people living with HIV. It is one of the most important pieces of legislation in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the history of the epidemic.
When Congress enacted the ACA in 2010, only 17% of people living with HIV had private health insurance—a disheartening statistic given the dramatically improved health outcomes and reduced likelihood of transmission when people have consistent care. Congress must safeguard the health of people living with HIV—this is a life and death matter.