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An ACA Repeal Could Worsen the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Access to treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) has greatly improved under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with millions of people gaining insurance coverage for behavioral health and other related SUD services. However, a repeal of the ACA could more than double the uninsured rate, leaving millions of Americans without coverage for SUD treatment and prevention services, while undermining state and federal lawmakers’ efforts to address the opioid overdose epidemic through education, prevention, and treatment. Read more here.

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