Wednesday, February 18, 2009

District 1

Is well represented by 7 constituents including 1 young person about to reach voting age. Over the course of the afternoon, we'll have a 10 minute meeting with our Senator and each of our 2 State Representatives. For one, we're seeking to retain funding for the HIV Early Intervention Program that provides HIV medications and subsidized insurance to low-income residents who do not qualify for Medicaid.
Bret relied on this program 15 years ago to cover his insurance which at the time was more than $750/mo. It also covered the bulk of his drug costs. I saw the bill for one 30-day supply of only one of the many drugs he took daily. It was $350 - in 1995. Those I've talked to today are spending in the neighborhood of $1500/mo on their treatment regimen.

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