EDITORIAL: Court says do the right thing and treat Hepatitis C

By: Linda Pryor

July 24, 2016 Updated: July 24, 2016 at 4:05 am

A new federal ruling could be a game changer for hepatitis C patients, if Medicaid officials read it and do the right thing.
Amazing new drugs can cure hepatitis C before it spreads, leads to expensive medical conditions and kills.
The cures, with success rates exceeding 90 percent, save money and lives. But state Medicaid programs in Colorado and throughout the country refuse to pay for treatment until patients are very ill.

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