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AFC denounces Gov. Rauner’s proposed cuts to HIV and related programs and services in budget for FY 2017

February 18, 2016

AFC urges passage of a positive budget to ensure essential services continue On Wednesday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner once again presented the Illinois General Assembly with a budget that fails to protect the most vulnerable people in the state. Eight months into the fiscal year and without a budget in place that funds essential services, Governor Rauner proposed a budget for...
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AFC applauds IDPH for adding hepatitis C medications to ADAP formulary

February 11, 2016

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) thanks the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for adding hepatitis C medications to the list of drugs available under the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which ensures that people living with HIV have access to life-saving treatments. The IDPH decision is especially significant given that about one-third of people living with...
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Cost and coverage of HIV and hepatitis medications in the Illinois health insurance marketplace

December 11, 2015

Updated Dec. 22, 2015 with finalized report from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School To help people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) choose health insurance marketplace plans, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School have collected information...
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Declare ADAP an essential service ahead of government shutdown in IL

June 19, 2015

On July 1, Illinois state government will shut down if the General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner cannot come to an agreement on a budget. This could mean a grim future for people with HIV in Illinois, as programs like the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) might shut down. ADAP provides lifesaving HIV medications to low-income people living with HIV. The number of people...
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Advocates oppose 25% cut to HIV funding in 2015 budget

February 18, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner today proposed a $31.5 billion budget for the state’s next fiscal year that contains draconian cuts to the Illinois Department of Public Health and HIV services. The state’s last fiscal year saw $26 million appropriated for HIV-related services, but Rauner proposed slashing HIV services in FY 2016 to $20 million, a nearly 25% reduction.  ...
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Important Announcements from Illinois ADAP about CountyCare and Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program

June 6, 2013

1)    Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program transfer to federal program: The Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program (IPXP) will transfer all enrollees to the federal Pre-Existing Condition Program (PCIP) effective July 1, 2013. The federal government made a decision to no longer fund state PCIPs because of limited funding.  These programs were created by the Affordable...
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Illinois Announces Reduced Access to HIV Medication Assistance, Effective July 1

April 18, 2011

AFC Urges Governor, General Assembly to Reverse Decision in the Interest of Public Health On April 15, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced plans to restrict access to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to new applicants with incomes at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level ($32,670 for a single individual) beginning in July.  The current...
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Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program Update

February 8, 2011

There are two important changes to Illinois ADAP that will benefit people with HIV who get their medications from either private insurance or Medicare.  In addition, a third change may make it possible for people on ADAP to afford comprehensive health insurance under the new Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.  1.  More help with co-pays and premiums if...
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Quinn Budget Highlights AIDS Drug Assistance Program

July 2, 2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced today that state funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which provides life-saving HIV medications to low-income people with HIV, will be sufficient to “serve approximately 4,500 clients a month – an increase of 400” program recipients. In the last nine months, the program provided HIV/AIDS medications to an average of 4,165 Illinoisans...
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Stop an ADAP Wait List in Illinois

May 24, 2010

Facing an historic budget crisis that could destabilize HIV treatment access for more than 4,000 low-income Illinoisans with HIV/AIDS, a state advisory panel voted on May 21 to urge Illinois to immediately close the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to new applicants and begin a waiting list. The recommendation is now under review by state officials. “Because the program is deeply...
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