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lawmakers consider ADAP increase

Nebraska
lawmakers consider ADAP increase

Extra money would help eliminate 92-person ADAP waiting list

A bill submitted to the Nebraska legislature this week would seek to boost funding for the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program by $700,000, helping to eliminate some of the waiting list currently in place for the cash-strapped program. The state currently spends $150,000 on the program and receives $1.7 million in federal funding. But the money falls far short of the program's need, with 92 low-income HIV-positive people now on a waiting list for access to lifesaving antiretroviral medications. The bill to boost funding was introduced in the legislature's appropriations committee. There was no report as to when lawmakers would begin discussing the measure or vote on it. (Advocate.com)

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