Separate Opioid Funding Could Limit Care For Addicts, Experts Warn

By Michelle M. Stein
June 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM
Mental health advocates are blasting the Senate Republican proposal to set up a separate funding pool for the care of opioid addicts currently covered through Medicaid expansion but who under the American Health Care Act would not be allowed to re-enroll in Medicaid once they cycle off. Details of the plan and the range of money the Senate could allocate to the fund are unclear. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), an advocate for the plan, has reportedly floated $45 billion...

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