Chris Christie

ACA repeal at odds with Trump response to opioid crisis, former drug czar says

ACA repeal at odds with Trump response to opioid crisis, former drug czar says

The former White House drug czar questions the Trump administration’s commitment to dealing with the nation’s deadly opioid crisis while President Donald J. Trump continues to call for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The 2010 law defined addictions treatment as an “essential benefit” that must be covered through insurance policies sold in ACA marketplaces and through the expansion of Medicaid.

“You can’t simultaneously say, with any sort of credibility, that you’re pro-treatment — and that that’s going to be one of your prime responses — and put out call after call after call to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” says

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