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Brown Hosts Roundtable To Discuss How GOP Health Bill Will Undermine Efforts To Combat Opioid Epidemic
DAYTON, OH —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion at the East End Community Services Center with southwest Ohio physicians, law enforcement, addiction specialists, and individuals currently receiving treatment to outline how the GOP health plan will hinder efforts to address the opioid crisis in Ohio.
“It's despicable for Washington politicians with taxpayer-funded insurance to kick Ohioans off of their insurance, just as they are getting treatment to overcome their addictions,” said Brown. “Ohio communities are doing their part combat the opioid epidemic, and we can’t allow Washington to pull the rug out from under them.”
"The opioid epidemic is an unprecedented public health issue that is ravaging our community. Access to affordable substance abuse treatment, made possible by Medicaid expansion, is a critically important asset in the fight to save lives and keep our communities whole. By cutting access to treatment, significantly more lives will be lost, and future generations will suffer the consequences,” said Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director of East End Community Services.
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