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GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Sunday, June 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"Republicans in both the House and the Senate are considering big cuts to Medicaid. But those cuts endanger addiction treatment, which many people receive through the government health insurance program.

"Charlene Yurgaitis is one of the people who's been helped. She's 35 and lives in Lancaster, Penn., and once supervised 17 people at an insurance company. But when some college students moved in next door about a decade ago, they became friends and she started doing oxycontin with them. Then she moved onto heroin and harder drugs..."

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