• Congress is hyperfocused on opioids. Is it focusing enough on addiction?

    2 monthes ago - By Think Progress

    Congress is trying to pass legislation that addresses the opioid crisis in an election year, so they're moving fast, passing a bill through committee Thursday that would free up Medicaid dollars for opioid addiction treatment in institutionalized care. But it could be more harmful than lawmakers realize.
    Rep. Greg Walden is aiming for the House to take up legislation in June. So to keep with schedule, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - on which Walden serves as chairman - advanced 32 bills on Thursday, after unanimously advancing another 25 bills last week. The Senate health...
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