Cost difference between treating the inmates and letting them die in the ICU is "a compelling argument" for taxpayers
BOISE, Idaho — The Department of Corrections has requested $800,000
to purchase a cure for hepatitis C that would run $94,000 a patient in
order to treat infected inmates.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the cost difference between treating the inmates and letting them die in the ICU is “a compelling argument” for taxpayers.
The treatment for one patient who died of liver failure brought on by the disease added to up to $200,000.
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