A.G. Schneiderman, Fellow AGs To Trump Administration: ACA Replacement Must Adequately Fund Drug Tre
A.G. Schneiderman's office press release ------- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of 20 Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s efforts to scale back funding for drug use prevention and addiction treatment originally included in the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). In a letter addressed to President Trump, Leader McConnell, and Speaker Ryan, the state Attorneys General urged the President and members of Congress to adequately fund drug treatment in their upcoming proposal to replace the ACA. While the initial ACA replacement plan would have cut federal funding for drug treatment by an estimated $5.5 billion, moving to a "block grant" or any form of "capitated rate" for Medicaid would further jeopardize $7.9 billion in treatment funding, which represents 25% of all funding for drug treatment. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.