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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
E-11 - Funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Today and Beyond

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Federal funding for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is necessary to carry out all aspects of the program. In a period of constrained fiscal resources and growing caseloads, ensuring sufficient funding has become increasingly challenging. President Obama has proposed to increase funding for some parts of the program in FY13, including $67 million for ADAP. Congress and the President must come to an agreement on the final funding levels. For the future, early in 2013 sequestration is scheduled to take place that is now slated to cut non-defense discretionary programs by an estimated 8 percent. As health reform is implemented and many Ryan White beneficiaries can see their care and treatment paid for by Medicaid and private insurance plans, federal funding needs may change. The workshop panelists will provide an update on each of these issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Workshop panelists will learn of the current federal fiscal environment and proposals to address it through the overall budget process. Within this environment they will learn what the proposals for each part of the Ryan White Program in FY13. The panelists will then offer scenarios on the final funding levels.
  • Workshop panelists will learn of possible budgetary actions that are now slated to occur in early 2013 and the possible impact the Ryan White Program. Prospects for funding of the Ryan White Program in FY14 and factors that may influence those decisions will also be examined.
  • Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will have a profound impact on how much of the care and treatment provided under the Ryan White Program will be funded. While some care and treatment services will be paid for by new payers, not all services will be covered and not for everyone. Workshop panelists will hear of possible scenarios regarding how Federal funding for the Ryan White Program might be impacted by health reform and how the level of funding needed in the future can be determined.

Speakers
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Lindsey Dawson

Public Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute
Lindsey Dawson is a Public Policy Associate at The AIDS Institute, where her work focuses on health reform, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and HIV testing reimbursement policy. Prior to this role, Ms. Dawson worked with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Project on Medicare Policy... Read More →
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Carl Schmid

Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute
Carl Schmid has been with The AIDS Institute, a national public policy, advocacy and research organization, since February 2004. He is co-chair of the AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition; a Convening Group member of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership, and co-chair of an HIV... Read More →
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Bridget Verrette

Public Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute
Bridget Verrette is a Public Policy Associate at The AIDS Institute, specializing in federal appropriations of HIV/AIDS programs including the Ryan White Program and ADAP, viral hepatitis, HIV prevention, and comprehensive sexuality education issues. She received a Bachelor of Arts... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thurgood Marshall North

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