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Obamacare Is One Of The Best Tools We Have In Solving The Opioid Crisis

After a federal judge ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, President Donald Trump enthusiastically praised the decision as “Great news for America!”   The ruling will inevitably be appealed and most likely overturned. Should it stand, however, that “great news” would translate to more than 17 million Americans losing health care coverage and […]

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Could Prescription Heroin Help Stem Opioid Deaths In The U.S.?

As drug overdose deaths in the United States soar and life expectancy drops, researchers are looking to unconventional approaches to help stem the nation’s opioid crisis ― including making heroin available by prescription. A report released by the nonprofit Rand Corporation this week analyzed the literature on two interventions ― prescription heroin and supervised consumption […]

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The GOP Says Expanding Medicaid Fueled The Opioid Crisis. This Study Shows Otherwise.

Contradicting a popular conservative talking point, new research shows that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act helped states treat residents with addiction and didn’t change prescription painkiller fill rates. “This supports the idea that Medicaid expansion has been beneficial in increasing the number of people receiving an important addiction treatment,” said Brendan Saloner, assistant […]