Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for denying hepatitis C drug Harvoni

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Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for denying hepatitis C drug Harvoni

The virus could win.

It wants to do to Shima Andre what it already has done to so many thousands of people worldwide: Drain her of energy. Change the color of her skin. Make her panic when she feels a pain on her right side.

But the 42-year-old West Hollywood woman with hepatitis C said there’s a sure-fire weapon on the market that could help her fight and kill the virus.

A drug called Harvoni is one of precious few prescription medications that can actually cure a virus. It’s been touted as a miracle drug. But her health insurer says she’s not sick enough and therefore the drug is not medically necessary. That’s why they won’t cover it.

Read more via Los Angeles Daily News

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