This article discusses three meetings. First, it reports on the meeting of the HIV Planning Council (HIVPC).
Second, it reports on two meetings of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). The Broward HIV Planning Council (HIVPC) oversees the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward (RWC-Broward). The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) advises the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (RWC-FL DOH Broward).
The National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors reported that Trump’s proposed 2021 budget would maintain current funding for RWC and the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. That budget, however, would cut 9% from other programs of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The New York Times reported that this proposed budget, over time, would cut about $1 trillion dollars from the funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It would cut the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion and income subsidies. As Florida has refused to expand Medicaid, those cuts would have minimal impact in Florida. ACA’s income subsidies, however, enable many Floridians to purchase health insurance. Those proposed cuts would impact Florida.