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Iowa Medicaid no longer requires severe liver damage for patients to access hepatitis C treatment, but strict sobriety and prescriber requirements continue to limit treatment availability. July 1, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded Iowa for removing...
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Increasing access to treatment will help Ohio increase hepatitis C treatment rates for more than 2.6 million Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid. May 21, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded Ohio removing discriminatory sobriety restrictions on access to...
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Increasing access to treatment will help Puerto Rico eliminate hepatitis C and improve treatment options for more than one million Puerto Ricans. April 27, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), a national coalition working to eliminate viral hepatitis, and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded...
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New article from Michael Ollove at Stateline documents how more state Medicaid programs are being required to expand access to treatment for patients and make direct-acting antivirals more broadly available. Click here to read the full article.  
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Beckers ASC Review outlines six findings from Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access on hepatitis C treatment restrictions. Click here to read the full article.
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Medpage Today reports that many Medicaid programs still impose hepatitis C treatment restrictions not supported by medical evidence, referencing findings from Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access. Click here to read full article.
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The Bozeman Daily Chronicle editorializes in favor of changing Montana’s Medicaid access policy for hepatitis C treatments, citing the state’s ‘F’ grade in Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access. Click here to read full article.
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The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports on Montana’s ‘F’ grade in Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access. Click here to read full article.
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Vice cites Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access to underscore how the price of hepatitis C treatment has dropped for all patients except the most vulnerable – Medicaid recipients. Click here to read full article.
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Robert Greenwald and Ryan Clary explain the link between the opioid epidemic and hepatitis C, and underscore how Medicaid policies that bar people who inject drugs from receiving hepatitis C treatment are exacerbating the spread of the nation’s most communicable disease. Click here to read full article.
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