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Trump Administration Stages Opioid Photo-Op Hours After Latest Medicaid Attack

By April 11, 2018No Comments

As Trump officials unveiled an opioid crisis installation on White House grounds just hours after the President signed an Executive Order escalating his Administration’s relentless attacks on Medicaid, the most critical federal program for connecting Americans with opioid treatment, Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement:

“The Trump Administration is so out of touch with the reality of our nation’s out-of-control opioid crisis that its Secretary of Health and Human Services is holding photo-ops with art installations instead of taking real action. The Trump Administration isn’t waging war on this crisis, it’s waging war on our health care. President Trump and Secretary Azar will have zero credibility in the opioid crisis fight unless and until they call off their war on Medicaid, which covers 25 percent of all addiction treatment nationwide. This Administration could stage a million photo-ops and still fail to hide the fact that its anti-Medicaid agenda is leaving more Americans who need treatment with nowhere to turn.”

FACT SHEET: How Republican Health Care Sabotage Is Exacerbating The Opioid Crisis