Experts Warn $45 Billion For Opioid Treatment In ACA Repeal Is Not Enough

The New York Times (6/30, Goodnough, Subscription Publication) reported that although the Senate is considering “adding $45 billion for states to spend on opioid addiction treatment” to shore up GOP support for the healthcare bill, “addiction specialists said it was drastically short of what would be needed to make up for the legislation’s deep cuts to Medicaid, which has provided treatment for hundreds of thousands of people caught up in a national epidemic of opioid abuse.” The Times added that public health experts are particularly “concerned that grants aimed at treatment and recovery would not address a multitude of other physical health problems associated with addiction.”

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— “$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say,” ABBY GOODNOUGH, New York Times, June 30, 2017.

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