Controversial Bill Divides AIDS Organizations

Law360, New York (August 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Recent proposals in Congress over AIDS funding have divided AIDS service organization, raising questions over what types of services should be funded and how money should be distributed.

Both proposals concern the distribution of funds from the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act (CARE), the United States’ largest federal grant program specifically dedicated to HIV.

Named after the boy who acquired AIDS from a blood transfusion, the program provides care for those without insurance or adequate coverage. The budget this year is around $2.1 billion....
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