Expanding medicaid coverage for early treatment of HIV-positive persons and implications for poverty reduction / Gabriel Tourek

Tourek, Gabriel (2011) Expanding medicaid coverage for early treatment of HIV-positive persons and implications for poverty reduction / Gabriel Tourek. Voice of Academia (VOA), 6 (1). pp. 23-44. ISSN 1985-5079

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Abstract

This paper offers Medicaid assistance for early HIV/AIDS treatment as a case
study in reform of the status quo administration of Federal and state health
systems and undertakes to provide a compelling case for early care to lowincome individuals with health needs. Since the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in the
United States in the early 1980s, Medicaid (and Medicare) eligibility requirements restrict benefits to HIV-positive individuals who are completely incapacitated while access is deferred for those struggling in the interim before
severe disability. De facto, HIV-positive Medicaid recipients – low-income
sufferers and the majority of infected persons of color –experience shorter life
expectancies and lower qualities of life than their privately-insured counterparts. Interventions addressing HIV-related illness among poor populations
may also address an underlying cause of their low earnings, removing a
barrier to work and encouraging employment by improving physical and
emotional capacities as well as future life prospects.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Tourek, Gabriel
gtourek@poverty-action.org
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Insurance
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 1985-5079
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 23-44
Official URL: https://voa.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 30873
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, early treatment of HIV, Ryan White Care Act
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30873

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