Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare: THURSDAY.

States, comes with an AIDS Medication Assistance Plan . The applications help low-income HIV patients who are either uninsured or underinsured spend the money for expensive medicines used to control the disease, the study authors said. Traditionally, ADAP has paid for the medications, and patients received their health care at federally funded clinics generally, according to the researchers. But the Affordable Care Act – – also called Obamacare – – opened another option, McManus explained. ADAP programs can sign sufferers up with an insurance plan now, then purchase their premiums, deductibles and medication co-pays. There’ve been some problems about how exactly this large national plan change could affect patients, McManus said. This scholarly study offers reassurance, she said, and suggests that HIV patients could actually fare better on Obamacare.Research Design Individuals were assigned to one of four treatment groups by an investigator based on the clinical site’s standard of care. Group 1 received weekly prophylaxis with 50 IU of rFIXFc per kilogram of bodyweight to start, with the dosage adjusted as needed; group 2 received interval-adjusted prophylaxis with 100 IU of rFIXFc per kilogram at intervals of 10 days to start out, with the interval modified as needed; group 3 received episodic treatment comprising 20 to 100 IU of rFIXFc per kilogram for bleeding episodes, with the dose adjusted according to bleeding severity; and group 4 received treatment with rFIXFc within perioperative care.