ACA may have helped mitigate opioid epidemic

The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a reduction in opioid overdose deaths, study findings in JAMA Network Open show.However, separate findings also published in JAMA Network Open revealed that opioid or other drug addiction or abuse remains a particularly “serious problem” in rural communities in the United States. In addition, one in three adults living in these areas continue to struggle paying medical bills, even after the implementation of the ACA.“More than half of rural U.S. adults identified a need for outside help to solve major localRead More

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