Monthly Archives: September 2018

Congress Unveils A Massive Bill To Fight Opioid Crisis

The opioid package includes lifting some limits on Medicaid paying for care at treatments facilities, opioids being imported through the mail and the development of non-addictive painkillers.  It’s expected that this bill will speed through both houses of Congress. See The Hill, the Washington Times and the Washington Examiner for more information.

Medicaid spending is set to surge to over $1 trillion by 2026, while the number of enrollees tapers off.

Driven in part by the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, it’s projected that over the next 10 years, “expenditures would grow at an average annual rate of 5.7%, reaching over $1 trillion by 2026,” the article says. In a statement, CMS Administrator Seema Verma “said the projected growth in spending was ‘simply unsustainable’ and that… Read more »