EDITORIAL CARTOON: Pre-existing condition

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Pre-existing condition
Posted at 11:25 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 11:34:14-04

Greater Cincinnati has been wracked by the opioid crisis. It's affected people of all races and economic classes.

Addiction to opioids is increasingly being treated as a medical issue rather a crime. Resources from expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has helped bolster addiction treatment in states like Ohio where the opioid crisis has hit hardest.

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But Senate Republicans are unveiling a new health care plan that would phase out Medicaid, potentially cutting off the resources necessary for those battling addiction.

Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinions do not reflect those of WCPO.