House Committee Leaders Announce Support for Opioid Package
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways & Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Judiciary Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in support of H.R. 6, the bipartisan opioid legislation released last night:
“We support this bipartisan package as a first step in fighting the opioid epidemic. This final deal includes key priorities that our members pushed throughout the process, including expanding access to treatment, expanding coverage through Medicaid, combating illicit drug importation, and ensuring Medicare beneficiaries with opioid abuse or misuse disorders can receive treatment in the community setting. This bill will make a difference, but if we want to seriously combat this crisis, we need to make significant federal investments, and that is unfortunately something that has been missing from this package from the very beginning.”
A section-by-section of H.R. 6 is available HERE.