Delaware To Gradually Expand Hepatitis C Drug Treatments To All Medicaid Patients
The state promised by 2018 to cover the expensive drugs for all Medicaid patients, rather than just those who were the sickest. Also, a federal judge is considering whether to block Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.
The Inquirer Daily News:
Delaware Will Treat All Medicaid Patients With Hepatitis C
The state of Delaware said Tuesday that it would phase in a new policy to treat all hepatitis C patients in its Medicaid program. (Sapatkin 6/7)
The Associated Press:
Judge Delays Ruling On Planned Parenthood Kansas Lawsuit
A federal judge on Tuesday weighed a Planned Parenthood request to block Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding because the women's health provider performs abortions, saying she was "disappointed" the state resisted her earlier suggestion to hold off on halting the money until the matter could go to trial within months. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson did not say after more than two hours of arguments when she might decide whether to block the state health department's action. (Suhr, 6/7)