HEAR. HELP. HEAL. HOPE.
The ADAP Advocacy Association
mission is to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)
and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients,
pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to assure that access to
services recognize and afford persons living with HIV/AIDS to enjoy a healthy
is the only national grassroots organization focused exclusively on ADAPs
and ensuring that there are adequate resources nationwide to eliminate or
prevent waiting lists for services. Our purpose is to better engage people
living with HIV/AIDS by providing a platform whereby they can offer their
personal experiences, challenges, knowledge, insight and solutions to solving
this perpetual problem.
ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2014 Annual Report:
"Affordable Care Act implementation has not slowed down client enrollment
in ADAPs nationwide"
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2015) The ADAP Advocacy Association, also
today released it 2014 Annual Report. Last year, relatively small waiting
lists returned under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), as client
enrollment has continued to expand despite implementation of the Affordable
Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.
68,000 Patients Obtained ACA Insurance Coverage, Thanks to
By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association, and Marcus J.
Hopkins, Project Director, HIV/HCV Co-Infection Watch, Community Access National
"ADAPs remain at the forefront of adapting HIV care and treatment services
to an evolving public health landscape. Supporting clients in public and
private insurance coverage under the ACA is a tremendous opportunity to improve
the overall health of clients and maximize Ryan White Program resources.
These figures represent a huge success for ACA enrollment and implementation,
demonstrating the ability of our ADAP and Ryan White Program system of care
to transition vulnerable populations to new insurance coverage and keep them
engaged in the health system in order to achieve healthy outcomes and ultimately
prevent new infections," summarized the National Alliance of State &
Territorial AIDS Directors' (NASTAD) Executive Director, Murray Penner, upon
releasing some important findings on July 24, 2015.
Penner's statement was in response to the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)
assisting 68,000 clients living with HIV/AIDS being served by the program
gain access to health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
That figure included 48,000 patients enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan
(QHP), funded by ADAP, and an additional 20,000 patients transitioned to
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ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(35 individuals in 1 state(s) on the ADAP Waiting List as of
July 28, 2014)
Source: The ADAP Watch, National Alliance of State &
Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).
Eleven ADAPs have had cost-containment measures in place since April 1, 2013
(reported as of July 15, 2014).
No ADAPs currently anticipate additional cost-containment measures prior
to March 31, 2015.
to the ADAP Watch