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My daughter-in-law's sister has Hep C and diabetes.  Her insurance is Obama Care and they tell her she isn't sick enough for treatment.  She has a teenage daughter and her husband is blind so she is the only provider for the family.  She is just in her 40's and has lost over 20 lbs she is so thin I am asking for help to find a treatment program, trial or provider to treat this wonderful woman.  Thank you in advance for any information to help her get the treatment she needs.  
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This is a link to clinical trials . Gov it is a government web site with most if not all clinical trials.

https://clinicaltrials.gov

Her doctor maybe able to help her get set up with a clinical trial.

There have people who have been able to get treatment even though they were initially denied. My understanding is you need to appeal and be denied 3 times and then you can appeal to your states insurance commissioner. Several people were able to get treated by following that track. There are also groups that help people get meds  

She has several reasons for appeal she is a young woman of child bearing potential and from what you said she is having health challenges from her infection that can be used as a basis for appeal

Google help 4 hep

"Help‑4‑Hep is a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone who's had hepatitis C touch their own life. And they talk about the specifics of their particular situation. The phone call, support and information are all provided free of charge."

Good luck
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Another resource

Hep C Careline - www.hepatitisc.pafcareline.org 1-800-532-5274.
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