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TODAY IS Saturday May 27th
Portman Introducing Drug Addiction Treatment Bill
Friday May 19, 2017 7:34pm

By: Tanner Holbrook

United States Senators Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman introduced bipartisan legislation to help Ohio citizens to get treatment for opioid addiction. The current law barricades the use of Medicaid funding for residential treatment facilities with 16 beds or less. According to a press release, this prevents treatment for many Ohioans. The new measure dubbed the Medicaid CARE Act would raise the 16 bed cap to 40 beds, citing that lifting the cap is crucial because Medicaid covers 50% of all addiction treatments in Ohio.

The bill also provides a 50 million dollar grant program that would provide substance abuse treatment to Medicaid beneficiaries who are under 21 years old.

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