Protect Medicaid Funding: Substance and Opioid Use Disorders

Executive Summary

The tenth issue in NHeLP’s Protect Medicaid Funding series examines the vital role Medicaid plays in “preventing and treating substance use disorders (SUD),” among the nation’s most vulnerable people. The fact sheet also explores how austerity measures embraced by conservative lawmakers and advocates would harm the health of low-income individuals, disproportionately those living in states “hardest hit by the overdose epidemic.”

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