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AP Analysis: ‘Obamacare’ shapes state spending on opioid crisis

Carla Johnson, medical writer, and Nicky Forster, data journalist, for their Health and Science accountability data project that revealed how millions is being spent to fight the opioid crisis. The AP analysis of FOIA records found that states with expanded Medicaid under “Obamacare” spent the funding more slowly than states that didn’t expand the health insurance program because the Medicaid already covers nearly everyone who is poor and needs treatment for addiction.

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