Has Medicaid’s expansion fueled the opioid epidemic? New GOP theory is challenged

Ron Johnson

Conservative foes of Obamacare, including Sen. Ron Johnson, are promoting the theory that Medicaid expansion may be fueling the opioid epidemic. If true, that would represent a shocking outcome for the Affordable Care Act. But there’s no evidence to suggest that’s happening, say researchers who study the drug problem and are puzzled by such claims. > STAT

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