WASHINGTON – Sen. Hassan spoke about her at a Senate Finance Committee hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Mainstreaming addiction treatment This has recently become law, as is the importance of adequate Title X funding for family planning.
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At the hearing, Senator Hassan emphasized her bipartisan nature Mainstreaming addiction treatmenta law signed last year eliminated outdated requirements that limited the number of medical practitioners who could prescribe life-saving medication-assisted treatments.
When asked about the importance of law, Chief Becerra “Medicine therapy is very important because it is one of the ways to save lives. If we could try to remove the barriers that prevented doctors from participating in programs that prescribe medicines, it would save lives.”
“And when we can actually remove the cap on the x-waiver, doctors are more likely to want to participate in the program, as if it’s encouraging drug use, and law enforcement scrutiny will increase.” was able to avoid exposure to Chief Becerra continued. “What we did was open up the system to really treat drug addiction and remove stigma.”
Senator Hassan stressed the need for Secretary Becerra and the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that pharmacies are stocked with medication-assisted treatments.
Senator Hassan He also discussed the need for more funding for Title X, stating, “Title X is the only federal program dedicated to providing family planning and has historically been underfunded. But in light of last year’s Supreme Court ruling restricting women’s reproductive freedom, we all know this program is more essential than ever.”
When asked about the importance of funding this Title X, Chief Becerra He called on Congress to significantly increase funding for the program.
Senator Hassan was a leader in standing up for women’s reproductive freedom and fighting for more funding for Title X family planning centers. Senator Hassan recently gave Danko Laboratories, the maker of mifepristone, which is used safely and legally to control miscarriage, a petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add miscarriage control to drug labels. Led activities to encourage submissions. The label currently includes only medical abortion.