Medicaid & the ACA: Vital Tools in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Executive Summary

The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid have been “instrumental in increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment for people with and at risk for [substance use disorder] SUD,” write Senior Attorney Corey Davis and Health Law Fellow Hector Hernandez-Delgado in an extensive new Issue Brief. The authors explain how efforts to repeal the ACA and limit Medicaid funding would endanger health care coverage for millions of Americans with mental illnesses or SUD.

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