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Dr. Rebekah Gee Interview (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-07-26

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Gee, Rebekah E. | Louisiana. Department of Health | Health Care | Drugs | Hepatitis C


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Gee, Rebekah Interviewee


This segment from the July 26, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Rebekah Gee, the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. She discusses: the state’s new prescription model, or Netflix model, for treating Hepatitis C patients on Medicaid; only being able to treat 3% of patients under the previous model; her hopes to cure Hepatitis C in Louisiana; and the possibility of using this subscription model for other diseases.