Ohio Residents - Please contact your Governor - Save Ohio’s HIV Drug Assistance Program

  • metta

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    Aug 23, 2010 2:17 AM GMT

    Help save Ohio's HIV Drug Assistance Program:

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128841413828850

    http://alturl.com/g59xo
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    oops....sorry about that....I did not realize that...

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    Save OHDAP - Ohio’s HIV Drug Assistance Program

    Call to Action: August 26

    We are asking everyone to call Governor Strickland at (614) 466-3555 on August 26 and tell him to fill the funding gap in OHDAP – it’s the difference between living with HIV and dying with AIDS.

    Background:

    * July 1, severe cuts were made to the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP) to plug a projected $16.4 million deficit.
    * Despite implementing a waiting list, reducing the number of approved medications available to clients, aggressive pursuit of rebates, revising eligibility requirements and eliminating some services, there is still an estimated $5 – 7 million funding gap.
    * If this gap is not addressed, funding for the entire OHDAP program will run out in early 2011.

    Please contact Gov. Strickland on August 26 by calling (614) 466-3555 or emailing governor.info@governor.ohio.gov

    Tell his office: “I am calling to ask Governor Strickland to fill the funding gap in the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program - It is the difference between living with HIV and dying of AIDS.”

    The cuts to OHDAP eligibility affect those who are working middle class and those who are healthy - individuals who make over 300% of the federal poverty line or with a T cell count above 500. Find out more about OHDAP cuts and current eligibility guidelines

    Want to do more? Help spread the word:

    * Post this action alert to your Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter accounts.
    * Email this action alert to your contacts list
    * Download the action flyer and canvass your neighborhood
    * Write a letter to the editor of your local paper

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