Senator Brown Renews Call for National Medicaid Lock-in Program

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Senator Brown Renews Call for National Medicaid Lock-in Program

WSAZ – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown renewed his call for the creation of a national Medicaid Lock-in program to crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.

Sen. Brown made the announcement during a visit to the Second Chance Counseling Center Thursday afternoon.

“Ohio taxpayers should not be footing the bill for drug abuse and diversion, but when drug abusers or dealers use their Medicaid cards to visit multiple doctors or pharmacies it’s simply inexcusable,” Brown said. “Prescription drug abuse must be treated like the epidemic it is — and that means drawing a hard line against fraud and abuse while working to rehabilitate addicted Ohioans.”

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