Every day, more than 115 Americans overdose and die from opioid misuse
Casey bill would help Americans with opioid use disorder afford medication, access outpatient treatment
Washington, D.C. – As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing legislation to lower costs for the many millions of Americans seeking opioid treatment, including life-saving medication and outpatient treatment programs. The Maximizing Opioid Recovery Emergency Savings (MORE) Savings Act would eliminate costs for opioid treatment and recovery support services for people with private insurance plans and for people enrolled under a new Medicare pilot program, while increasing federal funding for Medicaid treatment programs.
“Recovering from an opioid use disorder can be expensive, isolating and daunting. I want to ensure that when a person seeks out treatment, they are not turned away by prohibitive costs or other barriers,” said Senator Casey. “By eliminating those costs, this legislation would begin to provide a measure of relief to the millions of people struggling with opioid use and get more Americans on the road to recovery.”
Specifically, the MORE Savings Act would:
This legislation is supported by the Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance.
Read more about the MORE Savings Act here.