Veterans Journal: VA expands treatment program for hepatitis C, other illnesses caused by military service

Veterans who suffer from hepatitis C and other liver maladies resulting from their military service should benefit from an increased willingness to treat them by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It recently established the groundwork for finding underserved veterans affected by liver diseases, with the intent of promoting "equitable diagnosis" for them, under the so-called "dashboard" plan.

The VA's undersecretary for health, Dr. David Shulkin, said on Nov. 3: "VA will provide data directly to facilities for any of the vulnerable groups identified by the dashboard and support outreach efforts to veteran populations disparately impacted and not currently served by VA health care."

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