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Senate Passes Legislation on Opioid Crisis
President expected to sign into law

Yesterday, the Senate passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, by a vote of 98-1. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is a bipartisan bill addressing the opioid crisis and includes several Medicaid and Medicare reforms to help combat it.   

The final bill now moves to the president’s desk, where it is expected that he will sign it into law.