Jim Sturdevant Posted almost 2 years ago New health care law will improve access to care for addiction, but treatment system is ineffective and broken. David -- I agree. The new health care law will only lead to a bigger train wreck. Why do many people with addiction return to "treatment" multiple times? Why do 75% of all people with the disease never get help? Why can't a primary care clinic help people with this disease when it can help people with almost any other chronic disease? The solution: all community sectors, especially health care, employers, and insurance companies, must recognize the chronic nature of addiction. Systems, institutions, and people must act accordingly.