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Advocates Aim to Protect Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment advocates are trying to convince Republican legislators in states greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic to protect insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed. Repealing the ACA without having a plan in place to preserve coverage would weaken efforts to address…

Repeal of Obamacare Could Reduce Coverage for Addiction Treatment

People with addiction and mental health disorders and their treatment providers are worried that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could reduce insurance coverage for these disorders, USA Today reports. Almost 30 percent of people who received coverage through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion have a mental disorder or a substance…

Commentary: The Affordable Care Act’s Role in Addiction Treatment for Grown Children

More young people between 18 and 34 years of age are now living with their parents. The dearth of jobs, high cost of living, and postponement of marriage and children are several factors contributing to the trend. For some families, the arrangement is mutually beneficial and financially advantageous. For others,…

Medicaid Law That Limits Available Beds Impedes Addiction Treatment

Major obstacles remain to expanded treatment for addiction through the Medicaid program, according to USA Today. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires treatment be offered to people who are newly insured through insurance exchanges or Medicaid, experts say a federal law is limiting available beds nationwide. A federal restriction does…