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Medicaid Expansion Results In Fewer Addiction-Related Deaths

News | June 10, 2019

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Medicaid expansion may have reduced the number of addiction-related deaths between 2014 and 2015. From 2002 through 2015, the national rate of addiction-related deaths was 21.15 per 100,000 population. During this period, the national addiction-related death rate rose by 71.9%, from 16.0 per 100,000 population to 27.5 per 100,000 population. Without the Medicaid expansion under…

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