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Auditor Issues Report On Opioid Crisis And Medicaid

A state auditor's report looking at opioids' impact on Ohio's Medicaid program shows the number of recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis rose by 430 percent from 2010 to 2016. 

It also shows Ohio's Medicaid system has seen an increase in medication-assisted treatment costs, from more than 13 million dollars in 2010 to 110 million by 2016. Auditor David Yost, the Republican candidate for state attorney general, says that could make money scarce for other needs of the 3 million poor and disabled people who rely on the program.

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