The AIDS Drug Assistance Program, very successfully administered
by New York State, keeps 10,000 low-income New Yorkers alive by providing
essential AIDS drugs. The program fills the gap for people with too much
income to qualify for Medicaid (medical services for the very poor), but
too little income to afford insurance covering drugs and nutritional supplements.
ADAP gives people living with AIDS the medical help they need to keep working
and paying taxes.
On January 1st, 70% of ADAP's life-saving treatments and medications were cut from the program. ADAP participants who cannot afford to buy these drugs will simply not get them!
We cannot stand by as budget problems threaten the lives of 10,000 New Yorkers. The State Legislature must vote to provide an additional $3 million to cover the last quarter of the 1995-96 New York ADAP shortfall (through April 3) and
an additional $25 million for 1996-97.
New York has the money to keep 10,000 New Yorkers with AIDS alive, and Governor Pataki and our State Legislators can find it.
Please call or write Governor Pataki and your state representatives to ask them to make fully funding New York ADAP their priority.
Governor George Pataki
State Capitol, Executive Chambers
Albany, New York 12224
(800) 767-6336 say "one" or
(212) 417-2100 or (518) 474-8390
State Senator or Assembly Member
Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12248
Senate (800) 767-6336 say "two" or (518) 455-2800 (or local number)
Assembly (800) 767-6336 say "three" or
(518) 455-4100 (or local number)
To find out who represents you, call the League of Women Voters at (212) 674--8484 or (800) 836-6975, or call the Board of Elections at (212) 487-5494/5.
The Governor and our State Legislators have
the power to save New York ADAP.
For more information on ADAP, call:
Richard Jefferys, The Network (AIDS Treatment Data Network), at (212) 260-8868; or
Christopher Murray, TAG (Treatment Action Group), at (212) 337-3352; or
George Catravas*, ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), at (212) 966-4873 _*dead of AIDS
Jeanne Bergman, Housing Works, at (212) 966-0466 x 296.
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