Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

A handful of federal lawsuits against states that have denied highly effective but costly hepatitis C drugs to Medicaid patients and prisoners could cost states hundreds of millions of dollars.The drugs boast cure rates of 95 percent or better, compared to 40 percent for previous treatments. But they cost between $83,000 and $95,000 for a single course of treatment.The class actions, all filed in the last eight months in federal courts in Indiana, Massachu