Obamacare's Opiod Epidemic

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k.d.
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Obamacare's Opiod Epidemic

Post by k.d. » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:25 am

Guess who’s responsible for the lethal opioid “epidemic”:

…ObamaCare might have contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has in turn driven down life expectancy in this country for the past two years. A new Senate report adds further support to this connection.

The Senate report notes that those with a Medicaid card can get prescriptions for opioids, such as oxycodone, for as little as $1 for up to 240 pills. Those pills, however, can be sold on the street for up to $4,000.

That has created a powerful incentive for millions to get prescriptions and end up either getting addicted themselves or selling the pills on the black market. By vastly expanding Medicaid, ObamaCare contributed significantly to this problem, the Senate report found.
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