Medicaid & Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment, Not Block Grants

AAHD has joined sixty-seven (67) leading organizations and national experts in the field of addiction policy, research and treatment issuing a joint statement opposing the Senate’s healthcare repeal plan, warning that it would undermine efforts to address the opioid crisis and significantly worsen the public heath epidemic. Organized by the Legal Action Center, the statement argues that the proposed addition of up to $45 billion dollars to a special opioid fund will not ameliorate the damage that will be caused by the enormous cuts to Medicaid funding and the weakening or removal of consumer protections against insurance discrimination. The July 7 letter to all U.S. Senators is here: PDF.