How Medicaid Funds and Fuels the Opioid Epidemic

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Via The Daily Bell

It is taken as a fact that Medicaid helps in the fight against opioid addiction.

A recent Senate committee report pointed out that prominent publications like the New York Times say:

Public appreciation for the program [Medicaid] has steadily increased as people come to understand its importance in the health care system, including its central role in combating the opioid epidemic.

This “fact” took a central role in defending Medicaid funding in Obamacare during last year’s attempts to repeal the law.

The only problem is that this fact isn’t true.

The Senate report is entitled: Drugs for Dollars: How Medicaid Helps Fuel the Opioid Epidemic.

The Majority Staff of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released the report on January 17 of this year.

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