Among the myriad provisions of the historic health care reform legislation past this spring is a policy change that (beginning in 2011) will allow struggling state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) transition beneficiaries to Medicare Part D. This is accomplished by allowing ADAP expenditures count towards Medicare Part D true out-of-pocket costs.
Confused? You’re not alone.
Dose of Change hosted a webinar with policy experts John Coburn of Health and Disability Advocates and Ann Lefert of National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors to help AIDS advocates prepare for this coming change.
Click on the slides below and use the arrows to follow along with the audio (NOTE: must view in full screen mode to access audio):
Stay tuned for more information on how your state can take advantage of this change in the law. Dose of Change will be developing more resources to help state-level advocates in the months ahead.