Texas Legislature Taking on Opioid Crisis

Medicaid, opioids and abortion: Health care issues to expect this Texas legislative session

Amid uncertainty about the federal health law, state legislators will tackle a variety of issues during the session, from abortion to mental health to opioids to funding for Medicaid.


SMU Political Science Matthew Wilson says, "This is a complex issue and feds and state legislators have to get together and share ideas on how to combat this on-going crisis." He also says, "The opioid crisis involves big pharmaceutical companies which fall under federal law and makes regulating those drugs in the state tricky."

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