HHS Announces FY 2009 Ryan White Awards; Program Sunset Approaching
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-415) provides medical treatment and support services for individuals with HIV that do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced fiscal year (FY) 2009 awards totaling $1.8 billion for Parts A, B, and C. The Part A awards contain additional funding for certain urban areas as a result of the stop-loss provision contained in the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (P.L. 111-08).
In addition, the Ryan White program is scheduled to sunset on September 30, 2009. Prior to that date, Congress must extend or reauthorize the program.