Members of BPC’s Governors’ Council talked with the HHS Assistant Secretary about the response to the opioid epidemic and the latest from the states.
Only through a sustained effort will we stop the epidemic and help the millions of people who are touched by this crippling public health crisis.
As former governors, we welcome President Donald Trump’s attention to the critical issue of the opioid epidemic and the commission’s work to address the tragic increase in opioid overdose deaths. We offer the following suggestions to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to consider.
BPC hosted an event with a group of former governors to discuss how states balance their budgets while maintaining commitments to Medicaid, education, and other priorities.