WASHINGTON — An intriguing new theory is gaining traction among conservative foes of the Obama-era health law: Its Medicaid expansion to low-income adults may be fueling the opioid epidemic.

If true, that would represent a shocking outcome for the Affordable Care Act. But there’s no evidence to suggest that’s happening, say university researchers who study the drug problem and are puzzled by such claims. Some even say Medicaid may be helping mitigate the consequences of the epidemic.

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  • this is an example of starting with a desired conclusion and hunting for supporting evidence. if you observed this and looked for likely cause without an agenda, Johnson’s conclusion isn’t the most plausible answer. His conclusions seem ideological, and even opportunistic.
    we, the citizens of the USA, deserve better from our elected officials – and especially from our senators.

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