State Medicaid Restrictions for Hepatitis C Cures Are Creating One of America’s Worst Health Disparities
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State Medicaid Restrictions for Hepatitis C Cures Are Creating One of America’s Worst Health Disparities

State Medicaid Restrictions for Hepatitis C Cures Are Creating One of America’s Worst Health Disparities

New research just unveiled by the University of Pennsylvania indicates that hepatitis C is one of the nation’s most grievous and intensifying health disparities. Based on data collected in four states, the study found that nearly half of Medicaid recipients are being denied access to a cure for hepatitis C, and left to progress to end-stage - often irreversible - liver disease before they can receive life-saving treatment.