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Sun Apr 13, 2014, 02:45 PM

WATCH: Hundreds lose assistance for HIV/AIDS treatment in Fort Worth

Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Tarrant County will no longer receive financial assistance with their co-pays, lab bills and deductibles.

Fort Worth’s AIDS Outreach Center has temporarily eliminated the funding for approximately 374 patients so that it can assist people who signed up under the Affordable Care Act with their insurance premiums.

About 24 new people have asked for help with insurance premiums, and the AIDS Outreach Center hasn’t received any additional funds for the program, which was also used for copays, lab bills and deductibles.

Christopher Darwin, one of the AOC clients who lost his copay assistance, told WFAA: “People are going to have to make a decision on whether you’re gonna buy food or you’re gonna buy medication. And you don’t want people getting sicker.”

More at http://www.lonestarq.com/watch-hundreds-lose-assistance-hivaids-treatment-fort-worth/ .

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Sun Apr 13, 2014, 04:18 PM

1. Simply go to the County Hospital for Medicaid assistance. Under ACA, providers can temporarily

assign ill persons to Medicaid at State expense, even if it is determined later that the patient is not qualified in terms of income to received Medicaid. According to ACA, the initial tabs are on state taxpayers. I think that the hospital bills for swine flu victims are coming in now to both Dallas and Tarrant County Hospital Districts. So both the State and County taxpayers are going to pay this out in taxes!

The Republican controlled Texas Legislature knew this would happen and knew that the Hospital District Taxpayers would be picking up the bills.

The Republican controlled Texas Legislature knew what they were doing when they turned down the $8 Billion dollars that was to come to Texas for Medicaid Expansion; also knowing that the taxpayers of Texas had already paid for the expansion through income taxes. Each and everyone of them should be voted out of office over this one issue. Republican voters should have to pick up the additional tax hike that is coming to the taxpayers of the big Texas city's County Hospital Districts this Fall.

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