“Requirements to vet Medicaid patients to make sure they are working could prevent patients with opioid addiction from getting treatment, more than 160 groups told the Trump administration last week.
Highlighting the opioid crisis is the latest line of attack by health groups and patient advocates hoping to get the Trump administration to withdraw guidance on work requirements.
“Medicaid work requirements policy is directly at odds with bipartisan efforts to curb the opioid crisis,” the 160 national, state and local groups including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the NAACP, Mental Health America and the American Psychological Association said in a letter Friday to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.”
Source: Forbes.com – February 18, 2018
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