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Trump’s Call to End HIV at Odds With Silence on Coverage Woes

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:25 AM

The Trump administration is promising to end AIDS within 10 years at the same time it’s staying silent on complaints accusing insurers of unfair HIV drug coverage.

Complaints protesting HIV drug coverage in Obamacare plans in counties where the infection rates are growing the most have gone unanswered by the Department of Health and Human Services for years. That has caused some AIDS advocates to question the administration’s recent public commitment to ending the virus, even as part of that plan is to target HIV “hot spots.”

HIV advocacy groups filed complaints in 2016 against insurers in states the government...

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