Washington Post: GOP Health-Care Bill Would Drop Addiction Treatment Mandate Covering 1.3 Million Americans
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act would be rolled back under the GOP’s American Health Care Act. Americans who depend on this coverage for mental health and addiction services would lose access. According to this article in The Washington Post, almost "1.3 million people receive treatment for mental-health and substance abuse disorders under the Medicaid expansion." One example of a segment of the population who would be affected are the tens of thousands of Americans who are part of the opioid epidemic and are currently receiving benefits through their state's Medicaid expansion.
Read the full article to learn how this plan would affect those in need of mental health and addiction services.