July 12, 2018 / 9:07 PM / 7 months ago

Kansas settles lawsuit over Medicaid hepatitis C drug coverage

Kansas has agreed to settle an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging policies the group claims have resulted in the state’s Medicaid program denying coverage for hepatitis C treatments to all but the sickest patients.

Terms for the deal, which was reached during a mediation session before a federal magistrate judge in Topeka on Tuesday, were not immediately disclosed. The deal requires court approval, Lauren Bonds, legal director of the ACLU of Kansas, said on Thursday.

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