New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment
August 9, 2022 – Large gaps in hep C treatment persist nearly a decade after a highly effective cure for this deadly infection was approved
A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, even though hepatitis C is largely curable. According to CDC’s estimates, overall, less than 1 in 3 people with health insurance receive direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C within a year of diagnosis. Treatment is even lower among people who are Medicaid recipients, those living in states with Medicaid treatment restrictions, and among adults under the age of 40.
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