Pennsylvania lawmakers could send to the governor a plan to make
doctors test for hepatitis C among those most likely to have it – baby
The mandatory screening for people born between 1945 and 1965 would
address another medical issue contributing to rising health care costs.
Rahdearra Jones, 27, spoke at a Tuesday news conference in Harrisburg
about her mother, who died five years ago at the age of 54 from liver
disease caused by hepatitis C. The disease had been diagnosed too late.
"There are people who are dying every day from this disease," said
Jones. "There are people, children, who are losing their parents due to
disease that ... has a cure and also something that can be prohibited.
So we need to be more proactive instead of reactive."
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