Beth Macy

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Medicaid Term Analysis

Medicaid is public health insurance in the United States for people with low income. Many states were given the option to expand Medicaid after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, an option opposed by many conservatives. Some opioid addicts face difficulties because they have Medicaid insurance that doesn’t cover their necessary treatments.
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Medicaid Term Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the term Medicaid appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
...public health measures in place as Massachusetts, and its legislature turns down attempts to pass Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, denying a potential $6.6 million in federal... (full context)
Chapter 10
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
The Value of Science Theme Icon
...then prove her sobriety. She struggles to find a doctor for MAT that will accept Medicaid, which she’s currently on. (full context)
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Cycles of History Theme Icon
...that enrollment is currently limited to pregnant women. In Nevada, Tess herself has applied for Medicaid in an attempt to seek MAT treatment. (full context)