BY CHRISTOPHER DALE —
REVOLVING DOOR OF DEATH –
Jan. 25, 2022 – “Rehab facilities have a financial incentive to keep patients in rehab for as long as possible,” said Alan Johnson, Chief Assistant State Attorney for West Palm Beach. “And then, once their insurance runs out, healthcare insurance rules now incentivize return visits.”
Ever the drug addiction trendsetter, Florida finds itself at a killer confluence. First, it has by far the most substance abuse providers per capita in the country. Second, it has a fentanyl epidemic that is picking off unknowing substance abusers.