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1st Place in Health Reporting - awarded by Association of Health Care Journalists

1st Place, newspapers under 100,000 in 2009

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For KCRW's Evan George, the biggest challenge in reporting on changes in the addiction treatment... more »
posted 01/27/15
Heroin addiction grabbed the national spotlight recently after famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman... more »
posted 02/11/14

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Obamacare is changing addiction rehab, with health insurance companies and HMOs now required to cover treatment for addiction like any other disease. Private rehab centers like Betty Ford are looking to open mid-priced outpatient clinics, and high-priced private rehab centers could lose business.

The Affordable Care Act has made it easier to obtain drug addiction treatment services like methadone in California, but access to detox centers remains limited.