HepCAP has spent a lot of time talking about access to the newest hepatitis C treatments.  This issue brief explains our concern that the high cost of medications is resulting in limited access for patients – especially those enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care plans.

HepCAP Issue Brief: Hepatitis C Cure for ALL Pennsylvanians

If you are interested in advocating for equal access to treatment for everyone living with hepatitis C, come to our next HepCAP meeting!

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HepCAP and our members are featured in these articles: 

Hepatitis C drug costs leave many without care (Boston Globe, 4/9/16)

Bipartisan letter calls on Gov. Wolf to fight ‘silent killer’ Hep-C epidemic in Pennsylvania (City Paper, 6/25/15)

Council hears of problems from hepatitis in Philadelphia (Inquirer, 6/5/15)

Hep C: Cost in the way of a cure (Public Source, 5/24/15)

Painkiller addiction spawns new threat: hepatitis C (Inquirer, 5/8/15)

Too many unaware they carry the hep C virus (Inquirer, 4/8/15)

The rationing of hepatitis C care in America (Everyday Health, 2/18/2015)

 New drugs offer hope, barriers for hepatitis C patients (Inquirer, 1/4/15)

A ‘game-changing’ Hepatitis C drug and the expensive price tag that comes with it (WHYY, 7/18/14)

Help on Wheels for Philly’s Public Health ‘Time Bomb,’ Hepatitis C (City Paper, 5/15/13)

May I dance with your liver? (Public’s Health Blog, 7/25/13)

Hepatitis C: A Silent Epidemic (You can help stop on Saturday) (Public’s Health Blog, 5/17/12)

 

HepCAP uses traditional and social media to raise awareness of hepatitis C as a serious public health issue.

Check out these videos that we’ve made!

HepFree Music Video for World Hepatitis Day 2014

HepCAP partners Wobble for World Hepatitis Day 2013

 

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