Was the Opioid Epidemic a direct consequence of the Affordable Care Act?

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    A simple question: Was the Opiod Epidemic a direct consequence of the Affordable Care Act? Yes or no?

    Does anyone have any evidence to substantiate or contradict this theory? I was watching the news a few minutes ago, and it was said that the American opioid epidemic reached its peak in 2016.

    Here are some facts to chew on:

    "In 2015, there were more than 2.6 million Americans with opioid use disorder (OUD) [1]. During the same year, more than 33,000 Americans died of overdoses involving one or more opioids, corresponding to an age-adjusted opioid-related death rate of 10.4 per 100,000 [2]—more than triple the rate in 2000 [3]"

    Evaluating the impact of Affordable Care Act repeal on America's opioid epidemic

    "Less known, however, is that this growing epidemic has been fueled in part by the manipulation of well-intended federal laws — such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Mental Health Parity Act — by unscrupulous individuals looking to profit on the misery and vulnerability of others. Fueled by new financial benefits in federal law, private drug treatment providers have flourished, as marketers often push individuals with substance use disorder to the warm weather states of Florida, Arizona and California as recovery destinations. The unethical players within the recovery industry see the addict as a valuable commodity and have exploited federal law to foster a cycle of relapse, rather than recovery..."

    Opportunists Are Exploiting the ACA to Prey on Opioid Addicts

    "A Republican senator says the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act helped ignite the opioid crisis."

    Opioid Epidemic and Obamacare

    "Expanded insurance coverage was a primary goal of the ACA. Two of its policies that supported that goal – allowing adults to remain on their parents’ insurance up to 26 years of age and expanding Medicaid – unintentionally connected at-risk cohorts (for example, chronically unemployed working-age men and young, previously uninsured whites with an appetite for drugs) with the means to obtain highly addictive and liberally-prescribed pain medications at a fraction of their street price. Once addicted to prescribed pain pills, many moved on to cheaper and more dangerous alternatives, like heroin or synthetic opioids, thus driving the growth in overdose deaths."

    Did Obamacare Make the Opioid Crisis Worse? | Eddie Ferrara

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    I have highlighted all the points of interest that the last administration FORCED upon the rest of US. When you understand the liberal mind and what they(liberals) want to do to US, then you know why certain people have to die. We the People of the United States are the last line against the New World Order. Liberals like George Bush 41, William(the rapist) Clinton 42,, and Obama(the queer) 44 all talked about the New World Order and pushed US closer each time. Without President Trump reversing decades of this regressive movement, we were 1 admin away of total murder of billions of innocents.





    Notice how the fag, just called every liberal stupid as hell and doesnt know better. I agree a liberal is such a stupid person.

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    The us government is in total control of afghans poppy production ..opioids and heroin same ol same ol
    Why was cocaine so good and so cheap in the 80s and 90's ...UNCLE sam helped bring in the best cocaine
     
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    Good point, I never thought of that.
     
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    Are you insane?

    Everyone with a modicum of intellect knows it was the drug companies.

    Have you ever thought about locking yourself in a basement somewhere so you can’t infect others with your insanity
     
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    I dont remember the drug companies coming in with swat teams in the middle of the night, and breaking down the doors, just so they could shove prescription drugs down everyones throat, do you? Did I miss something about personal responsibility and actions have consequences?

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    Scratch a little deeper into the surface and you'll see how the Affordable Care Act gave Pharma free reign to not only produce as much opioids as they wanted, but to charge as much as they wanted to for other drugs. They actually colluded with the Obama administration in exchange for big tax breaks:

    "Since then (2009), drug spending has spiked to historically high levels — 2014 saw the biggest increases in more than decade. The hikes were fueled by Obamacare’s coverage expansion, a wave of new treatments and industry chutzpah.

    It’s not just breakthrough drugs that are soaring. Drugmakers are hiking prices of older medicines too; pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli’s 5,000 percent increase of the AIDS drug Daraprim last year was the most brazen example, but hardly the only one..."

    The one that got away: Obamacare and the drug industry

    "Proof That Barack Obama Paid Off Big Pharma to Pass Obamacare"

    Proof That Barack Obama Paid Off Big Pharma to Pass Obamacare - www.independentsentinel.com

    "New documents reveal that the Obama administration colluded with drug companies to lead a public relations campaign to build support for Obamacare in exchange for a multi-billion dollar tax break..."

    Obamacare Backroom Pharma deals exposed - Washington Free Beacon

    "The bipartisan Congressional committee currently investigating the secret dealings between the Obama administration and Big Pharma prior to the passage of the massive health care overhaul is set to release pertinent new details as to what these dealings entailed..."

    More details emerge in Obama's secret dealings with Big Pharma during health care overhaul

    BTW Jillian: You should seriously consider getting back on your anti-psychotic meds. You seem a little more unhinged than usual today.
     
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    I do know one thing about the last Admin that had more people doing drugs. It was the "Hope and Change" that never was. Not only did Oblammer raise taxes on everyone, but intentionally went after certain groups of people to make their lives miserable. Thus when you dont have a reason to live, you turn to things that will artificially stimulate you.

    Obama Causes a Drug Epidemic and Makes It Worse - by John P. Walters
     
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