Deficit reduction could mean major cuts to programs that are critical to people living with HIV and AIDS including Medicaid and Medicare as well as other programs that support AIDS research, HIV prevention and testing, and care and support services. While deficit reduction is an important federal priority, our goal is to ensure a fair and balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn’t force harmful cuts to critical programs that will cost more in lives and dollars over the long term.
Learn more about what the deficit reduction debate means for the HIV/AIDS community and how it affects HIV/AIDS programs:
- USCA Presentation on Deficit Reduction (PDF) November 2011, by Anne Donnelly (Project Inform), Andrea Weddle (HIV Medicine Assn.), and Amy Killelea (Harvard Law School/Treatment Access Expansion Project)
Deficit reduction toolkit resources created by created by AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition and the HIV Health Care Access Working Group of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership:
- An Advocates Guide to Deficit Reduction (PDF) presentation
- Deficit Reduction Action Alert (PDF)
- HIV/AIDS Community Deficit Reduction Principles (PDF)
This is a critical moment in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We must come together to ensure that HIV/AIDS is not on the rise and that our programs remain a national priority!
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