Congresswoman Annie Kuster says $6 billion in a new budget deal to fight the opioid epidemic is a good start. But she says a longer-term commitment is still missing - and she wants to ensure the funding formula treats smaller states fairly. "It’s certainly more than is in the pipeline right now,” she says. “I think everyone agrees it’s critical that we get funding out on the front line to expand access to treatment and help people in their long-term recovery. We’ve got to get over the hump and save lives and get people back to work.” Kuster, a Democrat from the 2nd District, is co-sponsor of legislation that proposes $25 billion over five years for addiction. The $6 billion is part of the federal deal reached last week to end a brief government...
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Kuster Calls for Longer-Term Opioid Crisis Funding