Three ways repealing ACA could exacerbate the opioid epidemic

From Becker’s:

Here are three ways a repeal of the ACA could adversely affect the opioid epidemic, according to the blog.

1. A repeal of the ACA without a replacement plan would double America’s uninsured rate, which means many receiving treatment for substance abuse would no longer be able to afford their care. However, in the three states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic — Kentucky, New Hampshire and West Virginia — the uninsured rate would triple under an ACA repeal.

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