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The Opioid Crisis would probably get Worse under Trumpcare

March 9, 2017
by Keegan Hamilton
Vice

John Auerbach, a former Boston health commissioner who is now president of Trust for America’s Health, a Washington, D.C.-based health policy group, said uninsured people are far less likely to visit a doctor, which is one of the most common ways for patients to be referred to drug treatment programs. As a result, he said, many addicts get help only after they overdose and end up in the emergency room. Insuring more people would help prevent things from going that far, Auerbach said.

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