(Forbes) -- Obamacare is fueling the opioid epidemic. That’s according to an explosive new report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
The health law expanded Medicaid coverage to millions of childless, able-bodied adults. Some of them have used their free coverage to obtain prescriptions for powerful opioids, which they have then sold on the black market. In effect, the U.S. government is paying for many of the addictive pills that directly and indirectly kill tens of thousands of Americans each year.
It's time for Congress to roll back the Medicaid expansion -- and fundamentally reform the broken program so that it protects taxpayers and better serves the truly needy.
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President Obama's health law initially required states to expand Medicaid coverage to anyone who earns less than 138 percent of the poverty line.