Pew Urges House Committee to Prioritize Opioid Legislation
Recommendations focus on ways to improve treatment access, support long-term recovery
The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter April 23 to the House Energy and Commerce Committee asking members to focus on legislative proposals to improve access to high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders. Specifically, Pew called on the committee to give precedence to proposals that will:
- Increase the availability of comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder.
- Improve care provided to vulnerable populations.
- Evaluate innovative payment models that support provider engagement and improve quality of care.