Trump Administration’s Efforts To End ACA Would Threaten Trump’s Vow To End U.S. AIDS Epidemic By 2030

The Guardian: How Trump success in ending Obamacare would kill Fauci plan to conquer HIV
“In his State of the Union address in February 2019, Donald Trump vowed to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. But if Trump has his way and the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the resulting seismic disruption to the healthcare system would end that dream. … The brainchild of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top brass at the Department of Health and Human Services, the ambitious Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America … [is] largely targeted at HIV transmission hotspots across the U.S. … Given antiretrovirals’ enormous cost, the ACA and its broadening of insurance access serves as backbone to the HIV plan, which seeks a 90% reduction by 2030 to the otherwise slowly declining or stagnant national HIV transmission rate of about 37,000 new cases annually…” (Ryan, 10/23).

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