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White House Announces End to HIV Travel Ban
The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on 10/30/2009 9:29:43 AM PDT by khnyny

President Obama called the 22-year ban on travel and immigration by HIV-positive individuals a decision "rooted in fear rather than fact" and announced the end of the rule-making process overturning the ban.

The president signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 at the White House Friday and also spoke of the new rules, which have been under development more more than a year. "We are finishing the job," the president said.

The regulations are the final procedural step in ending the ban, and will be published Monday in the Federal Register, to be followed by the standard 60-day waiting period prior to implementation.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doublestandard; h1n1; hiv; homosexualagenda; immigration; obama; obamalegacy; pigflu; publichealth; swineflue; travelban

1 posted on 10/30/2009 9:29:44 AM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Ah, but the H1N1 situation is NOT “rooted in fear rather than fact.” Right?


2 posted on 10/30/2009 9:33:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: khnyny

Sure. Once we have free health care for all, why not let every AIDS patient on the planet come here for treatment. Cost of just the drugs alone: $1,200 a month. Oh, but we’ll have a more diverse society.


3 posted on 10/30/2009 9:33:29 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: khnyny

What, new cases of HIV on the decline? We’ll fix that!


4 posted on 10/30/2009 9:36:39 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Right Wing Assault; La Lydia

You both bring up interesting points.

Is this beneficial to the US?


5 posted on 10/30/2009 9:36:45 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

So more infected with AID’s can come and continue to overwhelm our healthcare systems....


6 posted on 10/30/2009 9:36:51 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: khnyny

Of course. a disease with civil rights


7 posted on 10/30/2009 9:37:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: khnyny
The president...and also spoke of the new rules, which have been under development more more than a year. "We are finishing the job," the president said.

8 posted on 10/30/2009 9:38:21 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: khnyny

Is this beneficial to the US?

That’s the last thing Emperor Obama considers in any action.


9 posted on 10/30/2009 9:39:37 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: khnyny

Mexico has already outsourced their Welfare and Low-Income Health Care responsibilities to the US Taxpayer.

Now we can look forward to every sub-saharan country also outsourcing their HIV patient health-care to the USA as well.

Don’t believe me? 75% of HIV patients treated by the NHS in the UK are immigrants from Africa.


10 posted on 10/30/2009 9:40:06 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: khnyny

Why not just lift the ban on any disease ridden person. Wait, HIV is a politically protected disease for a special class of people. Higher legal penalties for assaulting them, special arrangements to get them in the country, laws to ensure no one can fire or harm them in any way for the most disgusting and devient activities. Ah yes, welcome to CHANGE.


11 posted on 10/30/2009 9:41:31 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

You are right, he cares nothing for the country. It’s a perk he’s throwing to the gay/lesbian groups.


12 posted on 10/30/2009 9:42:00 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GeronL; All
"...Of course. a disease with civil rights..."


"DING! DING! DING! What do we have for him, Johnny?"

13 posted on 10/30/2009 9:44:48 AM PDT by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: khnyny

How completely and utterly stupid. Once we only accepted healthy people who could take care of themselves. Now, we take the dregs of the world, because we are so “”compassionate” and we have so much extra cash laying around to take care of them. Insane and treasonous!


14 posted on 10/30/2009 9:44:59 AM PDT by vpintheak (4-times an extremist)
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To: GeronL

Why is this a priority - especially now? To the casual observor, it seems there are much more important issues that deserve this administration’s attention. You know - our TROOPS in Afghanistan and Iraq, the economy, job creation...


15 posted on 10/30/2009 9:45:05 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

what is ‘the 60 day waiting period prior to implementation’?

Who can stop him from doing whatever he wants? What a load of crap.


16 posted on 10/30/2009 9:47:38 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: khnyny

Just adds to the healthcare crisis ... Expect millions to pour in now ...


17 posted on 10/30/2009 9:48:04 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: khnyny

This sums up the Obama administration in one story. He literally doesn’t care if the number of cases of HIV increases so long as he can pander to homosexual activists.


18 posted on 10/30/2009 9:48:48 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: khnyny
Obama is trying to kill off the Americans as fast as he can..If not with the other crap he is going to let all the perverted monkeys come into this country..People I have advice for you and that is to put your own blood supply into the blood bank and women keep your legs closed and men keep it is you pants..Then we can live through all this..I just feel sorry for the little children that will be exposed to all this disease he is letting into our country,this is just the start there will be more..He is going to pass his Death care bill or kill all of us trying..
19 posted on 10/30/2009 9:49:06 AM PDT by PLD
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To: khnyny

Great, we once had 1 case, now several million, but hey, let in a few more human vectors and maybe we can raise the infection rate. Somewhere a village in Kenya is missing an idiot.


20 posted on 10/30/2009 9:51:06 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: khnyny
No. This is a U.S. government policy that puts the interests of foreign AIDS patients ahead of the interest of American citizens. It will end up costing us a fortune, and serve as a magnet for the AIDS-infected around the world, who will consume what are soon to be scarce health-care resources. In what way did you think it could possibly be beneficial?
21 posted on 10/30/2009 9:52:22 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Ol' Sparky

HIV is an epidemic in DC. The numbers are already equivalent to a third world country.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/25/AR2007112501677.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/14/AR2009031402176.html

HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C. Hits 3%
Considered a ‘Severe’ Epidemic, Every Mode of Transmission Is Increasing, City Study Finds


22 posted on 10/30/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: khnyny

The largest cesspool of AIDS remains Africa.

So Obama gets a twofer, or rather a threefer, with this policy change.

1. He pleases the gay lobby.

2. He brings in more African immigrants.

3. He brings in more Muslim immigrants.

and 4. He overwhelms the health system and breaks the budget.

The perfect immigrant to implement Obama’s new plan for our country is a Somali Muslim terrorist with AIDS.

Expect to see millions of them.


23 posted on 10/30/2009 9:55:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: khnyny

Every day I say the same thing as I shake my head in dismay.....what a bastard 0bozo is. Just as he promised in his election never-ending campaign, this bastard is out to re-make Amerika in his own socialist-nazi-commie pig image. Where are our military leaders??? Isn’t there anyone or any group of people that can take down and arrest this commie pig 0bozo before he completely destroys our country???


24 posted on 10/30/2009 9:55:29 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: khnyny

Oh goody. We can import other countries’ sickest patients just in time for 0bummerCare!


25 posted on 10/30/2009 9:57:02 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer attacks not Unemployment, the Taliban, Deficits, China, or the Sudan, but attacks FOX.)
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To: khnyny

The HIV Ban - Immigration Equality

On June 29, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed regulation which will remove HIV from its list of “communicable diseases of public health significance.”

What is the HIV bar to immigration?

Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that any foreign national with a “communicable disease of public health significance” is “inadmissible.” Being “inadmissible” means that if you are HIV-positive, you can only obtain a “green card” if you qualify for a waiver. If you are HIV-positive and apply for legal permanent residence and do not qualify for a waiver, your application will be denied and you may be placed in removal (deportation) proceedings. Being “inadmissible” also bars short-term travel to the U.S.

In 1993, Congress passed a law that added HIV to the INA as a disease that automatically made an HIV-positive foreign national “inadmissible.” This part of the statute was repealed in the summer of 2008, but since HIV remained on the list that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) keeps that defines “communicable diseases of public health significance” we have been waiting for HHS to amend its list for the ban to be fully repealed. In the summer of 2009, HHS issued proposed regulations to remove HIV from the list. We are now waiting for the final regulations to be published for the ban to be fully lifted.


26 posted on 10/30/2009 9:58:36 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: La Lydia
In what way did you think it could possibly be beneficial?

I was trying to make a point in a subtle way. Perhaps too subtly, apparently.
27 posted on 10/30/2009 9:58:54 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: PLD

BINGO!!


28 posted on 10/30/2009 9:59:14 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: khnyny

Bet we see a major spike in AIDS in the ethnic communities with this decision! Of course knowing the dems and their past relationship with discrimination this might just be being done on purpose to control the population of said communities. AIDS afterall is a lifestyle choice diease and is a terminal illness from which no one so far has been cured. Death panels anyone?


29 posted on 10/30/2009 10:01:29 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Ol' Sparky

US activists praise Senate for lifting HIV travel ban
(AFP) – Jul 18, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Gay advocates and commentators have hailed a vote by US senators to repeal a travel ban on HIV-positive visitors or immigrants to the United States.

The ban first imposed 20 years ago, and made law in 1993, required foreigners with HIV to apply for special waivers and opponents said it discriminated against people with the disease without cause.

“Barring some unforeseen event, the HIV Travel Ban — a relic of the days when HIV was a source of fear and stigma and terror — is finally over,” commentator Andrew Sullivan wrote on his blog on the Atlantic magazine’s website.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iIhMPqDtUc33IcguVjOgN-ZyJRuA

Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Republican Gordon Smith of Oregon sponsored the repeal of the ban.


30 posted on 10/30/2009 10:01:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Right Wing Assault

Patient Zero Tourism Obama Legislation.


31 posted on 10/30/2009 10:10:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: khnyny
AIDS-ridden immigrants, trying to push OVERT fags into the military, borrowing the USA into the grave.

The democrats must be in charge again.

This guy doesn't plan to get reelected. Remember I said that.
32 posted on 10/30/2009 10:14:41 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
This guy doesn't plan to get reelected. Remember I said that.

I agree with you.
33 posted on 10/30/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: khnyny

Yes ,POSER BOY ZERO is committing jihad on America!


34 posted on 10/30/2009 10:20:54 AM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: khnyny

Send $150 million to Muslim countries for ‘technical advancements’ and open the doors to more people with HIV- then expect to treat them with our “free Health Care”.

HIV costs of treatment are a deeeeeep black hole.

You can vaccinate alot of kids all over the world for the cost of treating one homosexual person who refuses to control their behavior.


35 posted on 10/30/2009 10:26:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PGR88

75% of HIV patients treated by the NHS in the UK are immigrants from Africa.”

That is because those fools believe that they can be ‘cured’ by having sex with 6 year old virgins.

Savages—all of them—especially the imposter from Kenya in the Oval Office.


36 posted on 10/30/2009 10:28:16 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: GeronL

Meanwhile this thug doesn’t want to recognize a child that survives abortion and is born alive breathing under his or her own lungpower as being a HUMAN BEING deserving of basic civil rights.


37 posted on 10/30/2009 10:29:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: khnyny

No


38 posted on 10/30/2009 10:42:08 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: khnyny

America is now an occupied country. We’re being colonized and enslaved.


39 posted on 10/30/2009 10:43:45 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: khnyny
When was common sense “Rooted in fear”? When was arrogance “based as fact”. Especially when the Arrogant ones depend on fear mongering to advance an agenda.


40 posted on 10/30/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: khnyny

You hit the nail on the head. I’m worried for the troops in Afghanistan while our SOB president is worried about the queers and their “feelings”. The state of the economy just scares the hell out of me. It’s not so great in my area of Florida.


41 posted on 10/30/2009 10:48:40 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: All; DungeonMaster

Son of a b*tch is shoring up his base.

{ping}


42 posted on 10/30/2009 11:04:43 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: La Lydia

It will end up costing us a fortune, and serve as a magnet for the AIDS-infected around the world, who will consume what are soon to be scarce health-care resources.”

I think I have just figured out how he is going to turn this into his dream African nation.


43 posted on 10/30/2009 11:38:54 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Looks like he wants to turn us into Kenya. Wonder why? Hmmmm.


44 posted on 10/30/2009 11:47:16 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: khnyny

“We are finishing the job”
Of nailing the lid on America’s coffin?


45 posted on 10/30/2009 11:52:49 AM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: liberalism is suicide

If I was China, I’d supply Africa with the commercial airplanes to provide every AIDS patient with a one way ticket. Free of charge.


46 posted on 10/30/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It seems that the news released on a Friday (especially before a holiday) is always particularly interesting.

I’m wondering if one of the reasons the government wants to control healthcare is so they can make money off of global HIV in some way. I hate to think in those cynical terms, but based on their performance so far, this administration warrants that type of thinking.

In any event, one thing is for sure, the UN and activists were pushing for the lifting of this ban. I wonder if Obama has aspirations of heading the UN someday.


47 posted on 10/30/2009 12:59:26 PM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: khnyny
This is a prelim to forcing open homosexuals on the U. S. military despite the overall good working of "Don't ask/Don't tell."

There is the problem in regard to the military of field first-aid treatment of open gays, who have a more likelihood of having HIV; and the pending disaster in Muslim countries where the enemy will say that the U. S. forces are open homosexuals who are bringing HIV to the population.

For those who intrinsically hate the U. S., beginning with Obama, this is just splendid.

48 posted on 10/30/2009 1:28:22 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: newgeezer

Moderate dems and R’s have GOT to be getting pretty sick of this sh*t.


49 posted on 10/30/2009 2:44:51 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Love your neighbor as you love yourself.)
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To: PLD
Obama is trying to kill off the Americans as fast as he can..

It sounds more like the scumbag Ubama is trying to kill off Democrats.

50 posted on 10/30/2009 2:48:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (Go Phillies!)
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