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More Opioid Users Getting Treatment since Medicaid Expansion

Medical XPress

In a study of 12 million Medicaid patients in 5 states (3 expanded Medicaid; 2 did not), researchers found prescriptions for opioid painkillers decreased slightly while prescriptions for medication assisted treatment increased in the states that expanded Medicaid, providing improved access to treatment services.

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Jail Based Medication Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field

National Commission on Correctional Health

The use of Medication Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.) for people who have struggled with problematic opioid use is recognized as a best practice that has been shown to improve health outcomes for individuals. The use of M.A.T. in the criminal justice system has been shown to reduce rates of overdose and improve outcomes. This resource is a useful guide to help correctional settings promote and provide M.A.T. to individuals while they are incarcerated.

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How the Smallest State is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

Politico Magazine

Rhode Islands inmates are receiving opioid replacement therapy while they are incarcerated and it seems to be keeping them from overdosing when they get out.

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I was able to go to the hospital for abscesses without needing to worry about cost. Medicaid has literally saved my life multiple times!

DerekMedicaid Consumer

It’s been good so far. Pays for my methadone and I got a primary care provider.

WalterMedicaid Consumer

It means the world to me and love it and have less stress to deal with. It’s always a good thing to be able to go and get help without worries of money

SheilaMedicaid Consumer

Obamacare has allowed me to go the methadone clinic for free which before being a student, I was without health insurance for a year. So for my generation in my income level it has been great!

CallaMedicaid Consumer

Quick Fact

Over 120,000 individuals are currently involved in the criminal justice system in Colorado. It is estimated 70% of them will be eligible for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program).