Idaho DOC requests $800K to treat inmates with Hepatitis C

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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