Statement by ARCW President and CEO Mike Gifford on the President's decision to end Obamacare subsidies

"The President’s decision to end health insurance cost-sharing payments for low and middle income Americans is a step backwards in our nation’s response to the HIV epidemic."

"Today, people living with HIV need more access to health insurance to ensure they have access to the medicine and medical care they need to not only stay healthy themselves, but to help prevent new HIV infections as well."

"Instead of improving health care and reducing costs for people with HIV and others in need, this decision will drive up deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs, ultimately forcing Americans to delay seeking - or altogether stop accessing – care, resulting in poorer health and higher long-term costs."