In 2015 there was a huge spike in Scott Co in HIV cases among heroin users. After waffling (and praying) Gov. Mike Pence allowed an emergency needle exchange which stopped the outbreak. Needle exchange is now allowed in a handful of counties but the barriers are high: the locals have to pay for it themselves and the problem counties are often the poorest.
Evan McMorris-Santoro takes a look at how health care spending bumps up against social mores, and how that might translate now that Pence is about to become VP.
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