Cutting Medicaid Funding In Midst Of Opioid Crisis Would Be ‘Catastrophic,’ Advocates Warn
“It would essentially write off a generation,” said Dr. Shawn Ryan, president of BrightView Health, a network of drug treatment clinics in Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Times:
Tens Of Thousands Died Due To An Opioid Addiction Last Year. With An Obamacare Repeal, Some Fear The Number Will Rise
There weren’t always strollers jamming the lobby of First Step Home, one of this city’s growing number of drug treatment centers. But as the opioid epidemic has swept through Ohio, mothers with babies and small children have flocked to an aging block of brick homes just outside downtown Cincinnati. “It’s been breathtaking,” said Margo Spence, president of First Step Home, which nearly tripled the number of mothers it treats since 2013. (Levey, 6/21)