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OraSure Technologies’ OraQuick is the Only Federally Approved Rapid Hepatitis C Test

July 29, 2013

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When Obamacare takes effect, Hepatitis C tests will be covered by insurance companies – allowing at-risk individuals the chance to get screened for the virus.

Obamacare may give OraSure product a boost

Bethlehem company’s quick hepatitis C test will be covered under the new law.

By Sam Kennedy, Of The Morning Call

July 28, 2013

“World Hepatitis Day” — which, in case you missed it, was Sunday — may not sound like an especially festive occasion.

OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem, however, did have reason to celebrate: Last month an expert panel issued a ruling that, under Obamacare, requires the cost of hepatitis C testing to be covered by insurance companies.

For OraSure, which makes the only federally approved rapid hepatitis C test, the ruling is expected to boost sales once it takes effect in July of next year.

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