The explosion of prescription and illicit drug overdose that has consumed the United States has mandated that lawmakers and the clinical community find a way to make treatment more affordable and accessible to their patients. One of the ways to do this is offer treatment programs that are subsidized by the patient’s state of residence. State-funded rehab is a low- to no-cost option for qualified patients who are without the means to pay for treatment themselves. Drug abuse and addiction very often impact low-income individuals and communities, so state-funded rehabs are becoming an increasingly common resource for indigent and lower-income patients.
The primary funding resource for state-funded rehab is Medicaid subsidies. Recent changes in healthcare legislation such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have significantly increased Medicaid resources in states that choose to take the additional funding. Unfortunately, not every state has chosen to take these dollars, and as a result, some states offer more treatment resources than others. Medicaid offers a comprehensive search database to let prospective patients know exactly what resources are covered in their states; however, patients and their loved ones are encouraged to do additional research to figure out how to enlist the help of particular states in paying for treatment.
Don’t let concerns over dollars and cents freeze out of your future and getting the help you need. There are more state-funded rehab resources than ever to help you or your loved one pay for treatment and embrace recovery and a better tomorrow.
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State-funded rehab may cover methadone and Suboxone therapy, depending upon the state’s resources and prioritization of addiction treatment funding. Find out what your state covers now.
Access to recovery rehabs has become an urgent an increasingly urgent public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose in 2017 and that alcohol kills nearly 88,000 Americans per year through both direct and indirect circumstances. Addiction has become nothing less than an epidemic and is one of the leading causes of preventable death in this country. Unfortunately, many victims of SUD routinely find themselves locked out of treatment because of costs and logistical roadblocks associated with finding a program. There are approximately 14,500 treatment facilities in the United States and over twenty-two million Americans struggling with at least one type of SUD—do the math on the impact that has on our country.
Although treatment has been historically difficult to access and cost-prohibitive for many patients without means, there are more ways than ever to make the process more affordable. Explosions in addiction-related fatality have forced stakeholders throughout the addiction care landscape to come together to make treatment more affordable. The ACA has directed private insurance companies to cover a larger percentage of mental health and addiction treatment services. It has also granted additional Medicaid dollars for states to offer increased treatment options to their residents suffering from drug or alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Prospective rehab patients are encouraged to have their loved ones help them research treatment options. SAMHSA’s treatment-locator portal can you help you find applicable care in your area. They also have a variety of screening assessments and tools to determine what kind of care you need. Once you’ve identified a program, the facility’s intake professionals will conduct a full insurance verification to determine your best course of action for paying for treatment.
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