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Why Health Insurance Still Won’t Cover Medical Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite growing mainstream acceptance, marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug keeps it from being covered by insurance for people who need it most. MORE  

The Effect of ObamaCare on Treatment

By Marissa Rosado

The Affordable Care Act has gotten a lot of attention since it was first introduced, but how does it change options for treating substance abuse? The Fix offers some practical information. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 3, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Joe Jonas smoked marijuana with Miley Cyrus, British mom kicks her Pepsi habit, Russia raises the price of vodka, and bags of pot fall from the sky. MORE  

Insurance Fails Patients With Eating Disorders

By Chrisanne Grise

Nearly all eating disorders specialists say inadequate health coverage has threatened their patients' lives. MORE  

Medicaid Boost Could Help Millions of Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

Expansion of the insurance program could provide substance-abuse treatment for 2.6 million uninsured alcoholics and addicts, experts say. MORE  

Funding Change Hits Poor Maryland Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

The switch to Medicaid should help more people in the long run—but some who need treatment now are out of luck. MORE  

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

By May Wilkerson

The Supreme Court rules in favor of Obama's health care plan—and 40 million addicts in the US are likely to benefit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 4th, 2012

By Reina Berger

Doctors reluctant to discuss patients' alcoholism in fear of insurance denial, Whiz Khalifa cited for marijuana again, and new mouth spray gets you instantly drunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 23, 2012

By Bryan Le

Alcohol and smoking don't cost health care systems money, Illinois legalizes online lottery, and a dog so drunk on vodka it couldn't stand. MORE  

Health Insurance Premiums Rocket

By Jed Bickman

We should all be worried about the cost of health care, says a new report—but an Obama law may help. MORE  

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