Month: February 2020

Study links Medicaid expansion to 6 percent reduction in opioid overdose deaths

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which gave millions of low-income adults access to health insurance, was linked to a 6 percent reduction in opioid overdose death rates — potentially preventing thousands of deaths — according to a new study in JAMA Network Open. The study looked at what happened in counties in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care …

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Scott County Community Survey

Scott Countians Against Drugs, Drug Free Scott County (the Scott County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy), and the Scott County Early Childhood Council are partnering to identify educational needs of community members concerning substance abuse and early childhood development. We would appreciate your assistance in taking a moment to complete the survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ1i36MzaOA28yt-oo5GruEiHrAmbkNl5zr1sw_VSitycQGA/viewform