Lawmakers Eye Ways To Reduce Barriers To Substance Use Treatment

By Maya Goldman / April 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Lawmakers from both parties are interested in reducing barriers to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, though some Republican lawmakers said at a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing last week that expanding access to treatment without comprehensive care plans would not be productive. Lawmakers also discussed bills to automatically enroll those returning from prison in Medicaid, and fund training programs to get more providers familiar with addiction medicine. The Office of National Drug Control Policy released a list...

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