Ryan White. Real Lives. is a national campaign presenting narratives on the importance of the Ryan White Care Act among communities impacted by HIV, particularly states in the Deep South that have not expanded Medicaid. The stories provide personal perspective on the need for the continuance of the Ryan White Care Act as a key policy critical to the domestic HIV response.
“I have no insurance at all, and I wouldn’t be able to get anything without Ryan White. This is my life—y’all tell Congress that we need this! Or maybe I will go to Washington and tell them myself!”
An estimated 1,900 lowest-income HIV+ residents of Alabama must rely on Ryan White funding for crucial medical care services. After being diagnosed with HIV at 49-years-old, outspoken Alabama resident Angela discusses how the Ryan White Program helped her to find a support network and afford her medication.
Read other stories of people impacted by Ryan White Care Act.
We invite you to read and share Angela’s story and:
- Take action to contact federal government to urge their support for the program and
- Call on state governors and legislators for their support to push Medicaid expansion in key states.
- Download and share resources for general advocacy on Ryan White Program, or for Medicaid non-expansion states.
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