Published in AIDS Weekly, April 21st, 1997
Introduced by Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) and Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), the Ricky Ray bill (H.R. 1023 and S.389) would establish a trust fund to compensate individuals with hemophilia who were infected with HIV through their use of hemophilia treatment factor during the 1980s. The bill was first introduced last Congress, but was never brought up for a vote. The current version has garnered the bipartisan support of more than 180 Congressmen and Senators.
The legislation, named after a Florida teenager who had hemophilia and...
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