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04.24.18

Colorado Lift Restrictions for Treating Hepatitis C Starting 2018

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Colorado will begin treating needy Hepatitis C patients immediately starting January 1 of 2018 instead of waiting for the disease to progress. This decision comes in the midst of a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU together with the drop in prices of the antiviral drugs from $84,00o to $14,000.

The state Medicaid department expects to spend the same yearly amount on treatment but treat an increase of about 20% more patients

For more information, see: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/01/colorado-hepatitis-c-medicaid-patients-can-receive-antiviral-drugs/

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