Findings:

  • Congress, through legislative action, distinguished HIV/AIDS as a disease warranting focused attention and resources.

  • Through the Ryan White CARE Act, the federal government provides funding for primary medical care and support services for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured populations with HIV disease.

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GAO. 2000. HIV/AIDS: Use of Ryan White CARE Act and Other Assistance Grant Funds. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO/HEHS-00-54. Washington, DC: GAO.

GPO (Government Printing Office). 2000. Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000: Managers’ statement of explanation. Congressional Record H8840–H8843. Washington, DC: GPO.


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Kaiser Family Foundation. 2001. The AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: The View from America. A National Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kates J. 2004. Financing HIV/AIDS Care: A Quilt with Many Holes. Paper prepared for the Committee on Public Financing and Delivery of HIV Care, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation.


Nadel MV, Associate Director, National and Public Health Issues, General Accounting Office. 1995. Ryan White CARE Act: Access to Services by Minorities, Women, and Substance Abusers. Statement at the July 17, 1995, hearing of the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives. GAO/HEHS-95-212. Washington, DC: GAO.


Palen J. 2003. Legislative History of the Ryan White CARE Act. Paper prepared for the Committee on Public Financing and Delivery of HIV Care, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: Unpublished.



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