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Starting to understand why red states might be voting against Medicaid and SSI

I've in the middle of reading books about the OxyContin and heroin addiction problems in the U.S.. I have a morbid fascination with these subjects, don't know anyone personally who has abused those drugs. I never have.

Anyway, the book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic" which describes entire areas decimated by these addictions and aided in part, unfortunately, by abuse of Medicaid and SSI, gave me a new way of looking at things.

Really eye-opening. If the problem this book talks about is truly THIS widespread in red states, it shines a new light on why some red staters vote the way they do. And it also makes me really afraid for the future of our nation.

Worth the time to read the book, if you are looking for a book to read.
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