Medicaid may pay for prescription bug repellent to prevent Zika

June 3, 2016
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The state Medicaid program may pay for a prescription bug repellent and other anti-viral medicines that could prevent spread Zika virus. Actually, summer approach is outlined in a memo to Medicaid officials, the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on 1 June. The most important thing for the country at the moment is the prevention and detection of the virus threat.

Important to note that state programs may cover some bug repellents for Medicaid, such an aid could protect against the virus Zika, and so, prescriptions will be cover by the state. In fact, this strategy of US administration aimed at enhancing the protection of Zika virus and preventing the spread of the disease. Jen Steele, director of Medicaid for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, said that her office will base their criteria for coverage on the recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Among the preventive measures for Medicaid recipients in Louisiana have blood tests and family planning services and contraception, which can prevent sexual transmission of Zika. There are other medical services such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound – all of them can diagnose infection Zika, so it is important to use them up to the maximum. Louisiana Office of Medicaid also covers above mentioned diagnostic methods and medical services.

The debate in the Senate regarding the feasibility of such a huge funding Zika virus continues. The House of Representatives is outraged by such expenditure, because the US administration of President Barack Obama initially asked for $ 1.9 billion. After the debate, the Senate approved a compromise bill on $ 1.1 billion.

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