When the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first proposed, it was met with resistance from both Republicans and Democrats, particularly when it came to how the bill would affect the current opioid crisis sweeping the nation. In an effort to increase support for the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently added $45 billion to the healthcare bill.
With the opioid epidemic continuing to surge throughout the United States, it is no surprise that a large amount of new synthetic narcotics is sprouting around the country. In certain cases, these drugs can be much more life-threatening than heroin.
Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore and President Barack Obama teamed up last weekend to talk about the national opioid addiction crisis by calling for Congress to increase funding for addiction treatment.