Aids Center Impacted by ACA

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    Apr 11, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/HIVAIDS-Care-In-Ft-Worth-Cut-For-Now-254805601.html

    "FORT WORTH -- Each of the medications in the dozens of vials laid out before him help make Christopher Darwin's life livable.

    The pills he's prescribed are paid for, in part, by the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth -- until now.

    "I couldn’t have functioned if they didn’t help out," Darwin said.

    Darwin, along with 373 other HIV/AIDS patients in the Ft. Worth area, recently found out the center won't cover co-pays, lab bills, or deductibles until further notice.

    The reason? The Affordable Care Act, according to the center's Associate Executive Director Aurelio Rodriguez.

    "We just didn't know what kind of an impact the ACA was going to have," Rodriguez said.

    According to Rodriguez, the center anticipated more patients would need help paying for their new insurance, but they didn't quite realize how many and how expensive it would be."
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    Apr 11, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
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    rkyjockdn saidhttp://www.wfaa.com/news/health/HIVAIDS-Care-In-Ft-Worth-Cut-For-Now-254805601.html

    "FORT WORTH -- Each of the medications in the dozens of vials laid out before him help make Christopher Darwin's life livable.

    The pills he's prescribed are paid for, in part, by the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth -- until now.

    "I couldn’t have functioned if they didn’t help out," Darwin said.

    Darwin, along with 373 other HIV/AIDS patients in the Ft. Worth area, recently found out the center won't cover co-pays, lab bills, or deductibles until further notice.

    The reason? The Affordable Care Act, according to the center's Associate Executive Director Aurelio Rodriguez.

    "We just didn't know what kind of an impact the ACA was going to have," Rodriguez said.

    According to Rodriguez, the center anticipated more patients would need help paying for their new insurance, but they didn't quite realize how many and how expensive it would be."


    I would like to point out that the few of us on here who have been warning the rest of you for years about what Obamacare would do once implemented wrote about this several times.

    Anyway, let's see, standard replies to anything pointing out how horrendous Obamacare is:

    "Of course Obamacare isn't perfect."

    "We have to improve it."

    "Millions of people have been helped by Obamacare."

    "Obamacare is here to stay."

    "Obamacare is very popular."

    "I'm paying less for my insurance thanks to Obamacare."

    etc. etc. etc.


    I believe that it'll get far worse. If healthcare can be rationed or limited based on behaviors such as smoking or unhealthy eating habits, or on the age vs. benefit ratio for the elderly, why not on conditions such as HIV infection resulting from unsafe sex practices.

    Why send thousands of dollars on expensive drugs for a few individuals who have a condition that could have been avoided vs. spending it on such things as prenatal care or early childhood healthcare.

    It's going to be really rough for those who require expensive treatment, and the elderly.