Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Side-by-Side Comparison of CARE Act Reauthorization Proposals
"The Ryan White CARE Act: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Law and Reauthorization Proposals," Kaiser Family Foundation: The foundation on Tuesday released a side-by-side comparison of the current Ryan White CARE Act and the proposed changes from the Bush administration and in two congressional bills (SB 2339 and SB 2823). The CARE Act -- which is the largest federal program that helps pay for medicine, medical services and other assistance for HIV-positive people and was first enacted in 1990 -- was due to be reauthorized for the third time in 2005. Congress still is debating the various reauthorization proposals, which could significantly change how CARE Act funding is distributed across the country, what services are provided and how much control states and local jurisdictions have over funding decisions. The comparison is available online and will be updated as new developments occur (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 6/20).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.