HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): "Advocates for substance-abuse treatment are hoping to protect the insurance coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act by lobbying Republican legislators in states hit hard by the opioid-addiction crisis.
The advocacy groups aim to 'start educating legislators' on how a repeal of the ACA, without a replacement plan to preserve coverage, would undermine efforts to address a public-health crisis that has become a major political issue, according to Gary Mendell, founder of Shatterproof, a New York-based nonprofit that lobbies for legislation to fight addiction."

 – “Push to Protect Addiction Treatment Under Health Law Is Primed,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan 14. 2017, Jeanne Whalen, 1/14/2017

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