Americans should have access to the healthcare services they need.
Congressman Turner has a long history of fighting for real healthcare solutions that lower costs and create more choices for the American people. With different health care crises facing Ohio and the nation, he has led the fight to help Ohioans recover from the COVID pandemic and combat the devastating opioid crisis.
Congressman Turner supported bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages that provided financial assistance and life-saving resources to Ohio hospitals and health centers. In addition, he cosponsored the COVID-19 Hospital and Health Provider Medicare Loan Forgiveness Act, which provides loan forgiveness to help healthcare facilities as they continue to recover from the crisis.
The opioid epidemic has claimed the lives of too many within Ohio’s 10th district. Congressman Turner continues to lead multiple legislative solutions to combat this devastating crisis. In 2018, he first introduced the bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act, which would provide Medicaid access to incarcerated individuals in Ohio and throughout the country for the 30 days before their release. This critical change establishes a foundation for treatment during incarceration, which law enforcement officials and medical providers both agree will address a growing problem contributing to recidivism and the opioid epidemic.
In addition, the Congressman recently introduced the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, which would stop the federal government from tying prescribers’ hands and allow them to prescribe an addiction treatment called buprenorphine. Thanks to Congressman Turner’s advocacy, President Biden reversed his position and the bureaucratic barriers once in the way is eliminated, helping countless individuals struggling with addiction have access to this lifesaving treatment option.
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