Examining Substance Use Disorder Treatment Demand and Provider Capacity in a Changing Health Care System: Final Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
- The uninsured rate among people with SUD declined following ACA implementation.
- The rate of SUD treatment receipt did not increase substantially in the initial years following implementation of the ACA.
- Lack of perceived need for treatment presents challenges in providing treatment services to those with SUDs.
- Low wages for SUD treatment providers present challenges in expanding the workforce.
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