Health Panel Urges Baby Boomers Be Tested For Hepatitis C

The New York Times: Hepatitis C Test For Baby Boomers Urged By Health Panel
An influential health advisory group has reversed itself and concluded that all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C, meaning that under the new health law many insurance plans will have to provide screening without charge to patients. The group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, announced its change of heart on Monday, saying there was likely to be some benefit from such screening (Pollack, 6/24).

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