Where hepatitis C rates are seven times the US average — and a cure is kept out of reach

From STAT:

Three years ago, the first of the innovative hepatitis C drugs marched onto the market, signaling a new era for patients who could be cured in a shorter time and with fewer side effects. But the reality is that many of the people who need the drugs are uninsured or depend on Medicaid, and many state Medicaid programs can’t afford the medications for their thousands of infected beneficiaries.

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