May 08, 2017
As you may be aware, Hepatitis C is a condition that effects approximately 73,000 Louisiana residents, with approximately 250 to 500 new cases per year. The condition is treatable with curative therapy with positive outcomes. However, the costs of this therapy is extremely high and is negatively effecting the ability of the State of Louisiana to provide needed care and reduce the risk of transmission to others across Louisiana. Without question, this devastating liver disease poses a substantial risk to the public health of Louisiana, as well as other States.