by Countable | Updated on 10.10.18
The details: The study, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, shows that the rate of overdose deaths in Medicaid expansion states is lower, not higher, than in non-expansion states.
The bottom line: A lot of the “Medicaid is bad for opioids” argument is built on the idea that Medicaid expansion gives people more access to opioids. But multiple studies have questioned that theory, and Medicaid expansion is also a critical avenue to expand treatment for addiction.
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No, it isn't--what ruled the Opiod Crisis is Big Pharma pressuring doctors to prescribe opioids! And now they came up with a drug to get people off of the opioids they got them hooked upon and will make even more billions of dollars! And, of course, the Republicans always side with them, because Big Pharma always gives them such huge campaign donations to do their bidding! That's how we got Medicare's Part D "doughnut hole," so that most senior citizens cannot afford their medications while they are in it, and many of them die because of it! But to Republicans, that just means they can't get the Social Security and Medicare that they paid for all of their lives, so that's just fine with the Republicans! How so many senior citizens can be so stupid as to continue to vote Republican, I just cannot comprehend! Republicans only care about billionaire senior citizens who give them money!
Stop trying to spin the false narrative that Medicare and Universal Healthcare is detrimental to the country. Opium addiction is a Global Healthcare issue made worse by the proliferation of an unregulated pharmaceutical industry. This is self inflicted in this country, so stop address the symptoms and fight the disease.
No medicaid is not adding to the drug problem. Stop trying to attack our health care. Everyone should have affordable health care. And not the stupid ideas that bthe GOP has come up with that will knock millions of people off of their health care, & they don't cover anything. Leading to huge out of pocket expense.