Imagine you’ve hit hard times. Imagine swallowing your pride and turning to the state for help. Now imagine the state handing you a cup and telling you to pee in it. The people that want to dismantle the safety net will kill two birds with this stone. They will humiliate those needing help, and reafirm the prejudice of those who think that reason our economy is imploding is not because of the rich, but because of those least in a position to do so.
No No No. No, do NOT make Medicaid eligibility contingent on passing a drug test. Medicaid is the insurance program that you need in order to GET DRUG TREATMENT.