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LA County treating few people for hepatitis C
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Health Services, which provides health care for about half a million low-income people, started dispensing these drugs a little over a year ago. As of the beginning of this month, the department had approved hepatitis C treatment for a total of 160 people; 81 have completed or begun treatment.
Compare that with the San Francisco Health Network, which serves about 65,000 people overall. It began treating patients for hepatitis C a little less than two years ago. As of late June, it had treated 631 people for hepatitis C.
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