On June 21, the House approved the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment or for Patients and Communities Act – or SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – which consolidated multiple previously passed bills. See What’s in The House’s Bills to Address the Opioid Crisis — And What’s Not (Stat, 6/21/18). The Senate has not yet considered separate opioid bills approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Finance Committee. See also Federal Legislative Proposals Related to Medicaid and Opioids: What to Watch (Kaiser Family Foundation, 7/2/18).

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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