VA Will Cover Hepatitis C

February 26, 2016

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.

MOAA is aware of the extraordinary costs of these medications, but we are pleased Congress recognizes the importance of this life saving treatment.

MOAA is proud to have worked with our Military Coalition and Veteran Service Organization partners to help vets get the best medical care available.

 

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