Medicaid expansions linked to slower rises in overdose deaths

Some worry that recent Medicaid expansions exacerbate prescription-painkiller abuse, but a new study led by PSC researcher Atheendar Venkataramani of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Medicaid expansions actually have the opposite effect. By increasing access to treatment, Medicaid coverage reduces opioid abuse. More on Penn News Today and Penn Medicine News.