Sens Praise Opioid Funding Hike In Budget, But Urge Becerra To Do More

By Maya Goldman / June 11, 2021 at 4:28 PM
Some Democratic senators told HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra during committee hearings this week they were pleased to see large increases in funding to tackle opioid and substance use disorder in the fiscal 2022 budget request, but they asked for additional support on funding cliffs and opioid production solutions. Policy watchers say the budget’s funding for opioid and substance use disorder solutions could indicate an increased recognition of government payers’ role in fighting the crisis, though they also say long-term funding...

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