The bill, fundamentally, severely would diminish the Medicaid program, by more than
Nationwide, there were more than 52,000 overdose deaths in 2016, exceeding by nearly 20,000 the number of people who died in vehicle crashes. In
Diminishing Medicaid is exactly the wrong step at a time when it is needed more than ever to help battle addiction through treatment.
The hospitalization numbers are certain to rise because of the widespread use of naloxone, the antidote that has saved thousands of people from fatal overdoses over the last two years.
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