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San Mateo County Addiction Treatment Centers are Negatively Affected by the ACA

Apr 21, 2015 | gabylinares | Drug policy, Health Law, Law, Legislation | No Comments

Multiple San Mateo County rehabilitation centers are struggling to implement and provide services put into law under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Navigating the Medicaid system is a challenge for specialty providers, such as addiction treatment practitioners, because the system does not allot for the residential portion of inpatient treatment, which can be costly. Under the ACA, addiction treatment centers do not receive support for housing expenses. This is coupled by a decades-old law that the ACA maintains prohibiting financial aid for centers holding more than sixteen beds. This link provides more information about how federal health law is impacting addiction center resources.

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