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Trump’s Budget Dismays Families Hit by Drug Addiction Crisis

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS (05/27) – “I had everything riding on the fact that he was going to make things better,” Moss said. “He lied to me.” Trump’s budget proposal, released this week, would reduce funding for addiction treatment, research and prevention. The most damaging proposed cut, critics say, is the president’s 10-year plan to shrink spending for Medicaid, which provides coverage to an estimated three in 10 adults with opioid addiction. Members of Congress have said they are unlikely to approve the budget as written. Read more

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