Close this search box.

Mounting Lawsuits Pressure States to Treat Prisoners with Hepatitis C

In Missouri, a class action lawsuit is under appeal.  In Florida, a U.S. District Court judge ordered the Department of Corrections to begin treating infected inmates immediately.  And at least six other states, including Virginia and Tennessee, face similar legal challenges.

Medicaid Systems are (Still) Blocking Hepatitis C Patients from Treatment

More than half of states in the U.S. are failing Medicaid patients with hepatitis C.  A new report from the Harvard Law School and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable assigned 52 percent of states and U.S. territories a “D” or “F” for the access their Medicaid system provides to curative treatment for the disease.