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Rep. Hastings Amendment: $43 Million Added to ADAP Budget

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edfu:
http://www.southfloridagaynews.com/news/spirit-hiv-aids-news/3175-hastings-aids-aids-drug-budget.html

Miss Philicia:
That's very good news.

denb45:

--- Quote from: Miss Philicia on February 23, 2011, 09:43:45 AM ---That's very good news.

--- End quote ---

YES it is  :)

cardsfan69:
Wondering how the funds are going to be allocated. Just to waiting list states? All states? Or to Florida since Hastings is a Florida Rep and our ADAP went broke earlier in the month.

edfu:
The Hastings Amendment is, it turns out, in serious trouble.  Remember:  The House Republicans, who voted to cut $60 billion-$100 billion (depending on whom you speak to) from the budget, did this to the FY 2011 budget, which has never been formally approved and is dependent on a Continuing Resolution, which expires March 4.  Other than Pres. Obama's recent budget proposal for FY 2012, no other action has yet been taken by the House with THAT budget.     

The Hastings Amendment is to the FY 2011 budget, not to the FY 2012 budget.

The Democratic-controlled Senate has vowed to fight the extensive cuts made to the FY 2011 budget by the House, and Obama has said he will veto the reduced FY 2011 House budget, which contains the Hastings Amendment, if it passes.  If this stand-off is not resolved by March 4, the government will have to shut down:  no Medicaid payments, no Social Security payments, etc.  Financial chaos. Throughout the world, actually.  And certainly no additional $43 million for the federal ADAP budget.   

All of this, and the fight over FY 2012 hasn't even begun.

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