A federal class-action lawsuit filed April 27 accuses one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies of discriminating against patients with HIV/AIDS in its prescription drug policies. Until recently, patients with HIV/AIDS prescriptions could purchase their drugs either through the mail or at their local pharmacies. CIGNA, however, now classifies purchases of these drugs as
People with disabilities worldwide are disproportionately at risk of contracting HIV because they are:
A) At higher risk of being a victim of violent sexual or physical abuse.
B) Less informed about the risks of HIV due to limited education and literacy.
C) Assumed to not be sexually active.
D) All of the above.
E) None of the above.
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The agency charged with overseeing national organ donation policy has rejected a proposed change that many disability advocates worried would allow a hospital’s organ procurement staff to improperly influence end-of-life decisionmaking. Under the proposal, doctors would have, for the first time, been allowed to bring up organ donation to the families of patients with disabilities