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Hep C Treatment Extended to Veterans

A new VA ruling – effective immediately – extends coverage of Hepatitis C treatment to all veterans, regardless of stage of liver disease.

Last year, the VA faced a $2.6 billion budget deficit, largely due to the costs of newly developed Hepatitis C treatments. Medication and treatments developed within the last three years can actually cure the disease, have no side effects, and save tens of billions of dollars in late-life intervention from medical complications. The VA ruling comes at a time when an estimated 200,000 veterans suffer from Hepatitis C.

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