Fatal overdoses from heroin, painkillers and other opioids have quadrupled in the US since 1999, killing more than 33-thousand (33,091) people in 2015. 

In the battle against that drug epidemic, the Affordable Care Act has emerged as a first line of defense, offering treatment services that can save addicts’ lives. 

But the new administration, and the new congress, have promised to repeal Obamacare. 

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And that could have devastating effects in places like Louisville, Kentucky, where overdose deaths recently surged by 31% in a single year.