Cutting back on the outpatient care contracts will allow the federal money to be used for other services not covered by patients’ health insurance.
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Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday cut back on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal healthcare overhaul.
The move to cut $4 million from the outpatient ontracts, paid for with federal monies, marked the latest clash between the county and the powerful nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the largest providers of medical services to HIV patients in the region.
The foundation and the county have tangled politically and in court over other contracts and issues, including enforcement of requirements for adult film performers to wear condoms and a foundation drive to create a new, breakaway public health department serving the city of Los Angeles.