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November 12, 2009

Bill Clinton: Health care reform vital to HIV/AIDS patients

"The homeless are three to nine times more likely to have HIV or AIDS than people with stable housing, according to a 2004 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In his speech, Clinton attributed this fact to the high cost of medications and treatments and said public health care could curb homelessness for those with the virus.

"Health care reform is not only morally right, but because reform would encourage preventive care, it would save money in the long run, Clinton said."

Read more in Chicago Tribune, November 12, 2009.