Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement on World AIDS Day:
“World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of people in Nevada and around the world who are living with HIV/AIDS. This group encompasses more than 8,000 Nevadans and more than one million Americans. Today we remember that these numbers represent parents, siblings, sons and daughters across the nation.
“AIDS does not discriminate—it affects people of all ethnicities, ages, and income levels—and health insurance companies shouldn’t be able to discriminate either. People living with AIDS, and others dealing with chronic illness, deserve quality, affordable health coverage that doesn’t exclude them because they have a pre-existing condition.
“Today we stand with all those living with HIV/AIDS by fighting for real change in the broken health insurance system and supporting access to the critical medical care that they need.”