The Attorney General of MA has received numerous reports of individuals trying to recruit Massachusetts residents with substance use disorder to travel to so-called treatment centers in Arizona, California, or Florida. These recruiters often use texts or social media to recruit patients. The recruiters may offer to pay for airfare and health insurance to cover the costs of out-of-state treatment. In response, The Attorney General has issued a Consumer Advisory.
The Republican venture to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with their own American Health Care Act (AHCA) is back on the agenda. An updated version of the bill that failed in March was adopted in the House of Representatives by the slimmest of margins. Addiction professionals fear it will decimate access to addiction treatment.