Legislative Prescriptions Targeting Opioid Crisis Accompany Trump Declaration
Legislative prescriptions targeting opioid crisis accompany Trump declaration
Last week, President Donald Trump declared the nation’s opioid crisis a national health emergency. Though he has many critics, the president has been praised for focusing a national spotlight on the accelerating rates of death and despair brought about by addiction.
“We think that an emergency declaration is important, in part, because it frees up resources, it cuts some red tape, and allows the president to take action,” said U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, a South Jersey Republican.
For example, with the declaration, Trump may be able to increase the number of beds available to people with addiction, getting …