Bevin’s Harmful Health Care Agenda Would Make Opioid Crisis Worse
Matt Bevin is trying to claim he’s fighting the opioid crisis today, but his harmful health care agenda would only make the problem worse.
Bevin is also currently involved in a lawsuit that would allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorder services.
Kentucky Democratic Party Spokesperson Marisa McNee said, “Matt Bevin can’t take credit for fighting the opioid crisis, while also trying to gut the vital health care that people on the front lines of this drug epidemic rely on. If Bevin gets his way, rural health care clinics will shut their doors and insurance companies could deny treatment to people suffering from substance use disorders. That’s unacceptable and we need a new governor if we’re going to hold the big drug companies accountable and get ahead of this terrible crisis.”