State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment

more than 16 beds are prohibited from sending the bill for inpatient treatment to Medicaid.

Originally enacted in 1965, the exclusion was put in place to ensure federal funds were not allocated toward private mental health centers that had allegedly been warehousing their clients.

The “Road to Recovery Act” is also part of the legislative agenda for the Congress set by the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, which is co-chaired by New Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross, as well as New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, the co-sponsor of the bill.

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State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment
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State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment
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A majority of state attorneys general joined in a bipartisan coalition earlier this week and urged Congress to permit Medicaid funding toward larger substance use treatment centers in the U.S., increasing the number of Americans able to receive addiction treatment.
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Addiction Now