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Health Reform’s Uncertain Impact on HIV Patients

It’s an uncertain time for most HIV patients in the United States. A full two-thirds of them rely on government-subsidized health insurance — or else have none — and the health care reform law is about to shake things up.

Starting in 2014, when the major provisions of the law kick in, many of the HIV-positive patients who currently receive medication through state-based AIDS Drug Assistance Programs will be shifted onto the Medicaid rolls; others will receive subsidized coverage through their state’s health insurance exchange.