Published in AIDS Weekly, April 21st, 1997
Gore said he has asked the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) "to look into the possibility" of making Medicaid available earlier to people with HIV to improve their access to cutting-edge drugs that fight the disease.
"Our view is that getting these drugs to people earlier will not cost more in the long run," Gore said. "It may even save money, and it will certainly save lives."
Gore made the announcement after receiving the 1997 National Leadership Award for Public Service from AIDS Action,...
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