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The Voice of Addiction Medicine

 Leading the movement to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure and expand access to research-validated, results-based care

ASAM's Advocacy Principles

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TEACH addiction medicine by expanding and strengthening our workforce and dispelling stigma
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STANDARDIZE the delivery of addiction medicine so that more patients receive high-quality, evidence-based care
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COVER addiction medicine in a way that expands patient access to coordinated, comprehensive care
 
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It's time we treat addiction like other chronic diseases 



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Advocacy Committees & Councils

ASAM's advocacy could not happen if not for the dedicated effort of our members.

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Public Policy Statements

Learn about ASAM's position on current policy issues.

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Coalitions

ASAM is proud to work collaboratively with others to improve the lives of those living with addiction.
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Advocacy Toolkits

ASAM provides toolkits to help you advocate for public policies that advance addiction medicine and promote access to treatment


 
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Arkansas and Kentucky Work Requirement Programs: Rulings Analysis

by | Apr 19, 2019

 

On March 27, Federal Judge James Boasberg struck down two Medicaid work requirement programs, one in Kentucky and one in Arkansas. His rulings are a win for patients who depend on Medicaid to finance their treatment. While Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and both Kentucky and Arkansas, plan to appeal his decisions, the rulings have placed work requirement programs across the country on tenuous ground. Additionally, his decisions reaffirmed that the objective of the Medicaid Act also applies to the expansion population created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This helps to ensure that the expansion population will continue to receive the same benefits as traditional Medicaid recipients. 

 

Analysis of the Kentucky decision is available here.

 

Analysis of the Arkansas decision is available here.