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Medicaid Loophole Restricts Critical Coverage for Many Addicts

By Paul Gaita

The states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are scrambling to provide treatment for addicts. MORE  

Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs

By Paul Gaita

Because of a decades-old policy that limits the number of beds per facility, patients are being turned away from rehab centers despite qualifying for treatment under the ACA. MORE  

Treatment Center and Lab to Pay for Fraudulent Drug Testing

By Paul Gaita

Two Kentucky-based companies will pay the U.S. $15.75 Million after getting caught fraudulently billing for unnecessary urine tests. MORE  

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

NY Medicaid Officials Consider Needle Exchange

By Chrisanne Grise

Controversial safe injection programs could save Medicaid money, but are currently banned under federal law. 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  

Morning Roundup: August 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Campaigns to legalize recreational pot raise big bucks, a new breathalyzer law riles the French, and Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant is banned from booze and strip clubs. MORE  

Methadone Exposé Wins Journalism Award

By Hunter R. Slaton

The Seattle Times' Dec. 2011 series exposed nearly 2,200 methadone overdoses in which the state was complicit. 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  

Rehab For Poor People

By Jeff Deeney

Dirty and depressing, public treatment centers are a far cry from Celebrity Rehab, but they've helped thousands of down-and-out addicts like me turn their lives around. MORE  

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