Medicaid appears to be contributing to, not helping the opioid epidemic. Here are some fun facts with the article to follow.
1) opioid prescribing rates among Medicaid enrollees are at least twofold higher than rates for persons with private insurance
2) The CDC’s own study of Washington State showed that a person on Medicaid was 5.7 times more likely to die an opioid-related death than... View more »
Has Medicaid Made the Opioid Epidemic Worse?