The ACA and Addiction Treatment: Necessary but not Sufficient

The Affordable Care Act has done a remarkable job of expanding the number of Americans who have insurance to cover treatment of substance use disorder. But as our research team reports in the current issue of Health Affairs, many states and treatment programs have yet to build the infrastructure needed to take best advantage of the ACA and thereby expand access to care. Our team leader, Dr. Christina Andrews, describes the challenges in this interview with NPR Marketplace.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College Lonon. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over ten thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.