Indiana University study finds Medicaid waivers increased Medicaid acceptance at residential treatment facilities

Substance use has been a public health issue in America for decades, costing millions of lives and billions of dollars each year. For many, seeking treatment can be an expensive challenge.

But what happens when Medicaid – a program aimed to help low-income families – allows a broader approval for substance use disorder treatment? According to a new study by Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, Temple and Harvard researchers, the number of residential facilities accepting Medicaid increases.

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