House passes $1 Billion to fight opioid epidemic in DC

Congress has passed an initiative to finally fund the opioid crisis.
The 21st century cures act has been passed by the house 392 to 26.
In this budget of over $6 billion dedicated to healthcare $1 billion is designated to fight this opioid abuse epidemic. Now how this will translate to helping addict’s and soon is yet to be seen. At the very least the monies have been approved. I hope some of it is appropriated to prevention. Focusing on our youth is key to ending this epidemic for good. Kids are being hooked on very hard drugs at a younger and younger age due to the fact that their parents are hooked on drugs as well.
The bright side is we have funding. It is up to us as taxpayers to make sure the funds are not squandered on useless initiatives.


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