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GOP Health Care Plan Would Shrink Coverage for Substance Use Disorders

The GOP health care proposal would strip away essential coverage for treatments for substance use disorders by eliminating requirements that Medicaid cover basic mental health and addiction services, advocates say. Nearly 1.3 million people currently receive treatment for these services under Medicaid, leading to concerns that they could potentially lose coverage. Mental health disorders can fuel substance use disorders, making benefits that cover mental health essential to combat the prescription overdose epidemic. Read more here.

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