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Portman’s Opioid money missing from Graham-Cassidy

According to the Dayton Daily News, “Sen. Rob Portman has privately urged Senate Republican leaders to include billions of federal dollars to treat opioid addiction as part of” the Graham-Cassidy legislation hurtling toward a vote next week.

In July, GOP leaders included $45 billion for the opioid crisis in ACA repeal legislation that ultimately failed.  This time around, it is nowhere to be found, and Rob Portman is looking for cover that will allow him to justify a vote in favor.

As we know, even if the billions in opioid crisis money are added to Graham-Cassidy, it will STILL be a nightmare for healthcare nation-wide, forcing millions to lose coverage and millions more to pay more for less.

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Call Rob Portman at (202) 224-3353 and let him know that nothing added to sweeten this bill will make it palatable to the voters and citizens of Ohio.

 

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