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