Announcement Date: March 27, 2018

This op-ed, co-authored by The New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health, leverages data from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics to highlight the key role that Medicaid plays in addressing New York’s opioid crisis. The piece implores lawmakers to take action that match their stated concerns about the opioid crisis by passing an opioid surcharge as part of the state budget.