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Old 06-29-2019, 02:37 AM
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Angry AZ Dept Corrections & Corizon Ignored Policies in Denying Hep C Treatment

This is a horrible way to treat a human.

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(Mr.) "Wellington Coppess, who is incarcerated at Santa Rita Prison in Tucson, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C a decade ago, while in the Arizona prison system. He has yet to receive treatment, even though the disease progressed to cirrhosis years ago, and he now faces a litany of other life-threatening medical problems.

Meanwhile, Corizon, the for-profit health care company that the Arizona Department of Corrections has contracted with since March 2013, has received millions from the state — $5.1 million over the last year alone — to treat hepatitis C. It's not clear how much of that money, if any, is spent on treating the disease."

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news...hosis-11312874
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This is corruption. Is this being investigated?
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Corizon is the epitome of disgusting. I've been doing a lot of research on them, and they've had lawsuit after lawsuit, after lawsuit. We're about to file one as well. They don't do their job, they're incompetent. ADOC does nothing to make sure they do their job.
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This is corruption. Is this being investigated?
I think she told me the ACLU is helping them.

I don't know if it will get better or not for him.
Arizona switched to Centurion earlier this month on July 1. The end of the New Times articles said "As Centurion moves in to Arizona, it will be on its way out in neighboring New Mexico, where it has faced allegations of medical malpractice and negligence, among other grievances. New Mexico's corrections department is seeking a new health care provider to replace Centurion in November."

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news...njury-11324799
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The problem with the healthcare for profit contracts is that their bottom line is influenced by spending the smallest possible amount of money on inmate healthcare. Hep C treatment is horribly expensive, at least here in the US, so the companies will have to be forced to provide it.

Some courts have ruled that prisoners with HEP C must receive the newer treatments/cure, but that only impacts those inmates.
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