The ACA and Addiction Treatment: Necessary but not Sufficient

The Affordable Care Act has done a remarkable job of expanding the number of Americans who have insurance to cover treatment of substance use disorder. But as our research team reports in the current issue of Health Affairs, many states and treatment programs have yet to build the infrastructure needed to take best advantage of the ACA and thereby expand access to care. Our team leader, Dr. Christina Andrews, describes the challenges in this interview with NPR Marketplace.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009 to 2010.