New and costly drugs have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C, but Medicaid programs in some states have restricted coverage for them over fears of ballooning budgets. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas over coverage denials in its privatized Medicaid program, KanCare.
New and costly drugs have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C, but Medicaid programs in some states have restricted coverage for them over fears of ballooning budgets. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas over coverage denials in its privatized Medicaid program, KanCare. File photo by JILL TOYOSHIBA
New and costly drugs have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C, but Medicaid programs in some states have restricted coverage for them over fears of ballooning budgets. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas over coverage denials in its privatized Medicaid program, KanCare. File photo by JILL TOYOSHIBA

ACLU sues Kansas over Hep C drug denials for Medicaid patients

February 15, 2018 02:43 PM