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California bans the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products; South Dakota extends access to Medicaid.
Left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for a liver transplant.
People who were covered by Medicaid were less likely to be screened than those with private health insurance.
However, only 6% of this population received hepatitis C care within six months after delivery.
The state recently lifted its prescriber restrictions and sobriety restrictions, joining a growing number of states to lift barriers.
The project dives deeper into the role that state Medicaid programs play in progressing towards a country free of viral hepatitis.
Arizona recently joined a growing number of jurisdictions removing sobriety requirements for treatment, but prescriber requirements remain.
The United States might see one of the steepest increases in the country’s uninsured rate in years.
They join a growing number of states to eliminate prior authorization requirements.
Plus: The White House moves to ensure that future ACA health plans cost less, protect those with chronic illness and don’t discriminate.
Providers will no longer have to file burdensome preauthorization forms to get Virginia Medicaid’s approval for hepatitis C meds.
Louisiana saw a bump-up in HCV prescriptions after the alternate model was introduced.
In January, Biden opened this enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. Plus: Those with a health plan can change their coverage.
Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for hepatitis C deaths, and the virus is mostly transmitted through injection drug use.
In the wake economic crisis caused by COVID-19, Medicaid now covers nearly 1 in 4 Americans.
The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act for a third time. Here’s a look at responses from health care advocates.
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