I won’t weigh in on the upcoming election, for fear of being barraged with insulting tweets by one candidate or ‘offed’ by the other. But the current opioid dependence crisis provides a great chance to learn whether you stand on the side of ‘limited government’ or the alternative.
The TREAT Act takes 5 minutes to read, that would have increased the cap on buprenorphine patients. President Obama undermined the TREAT Act by announcing his own plans to raise the cap soon after the TREAT Act was presented in the Senate. After 7 years without mentioning heroin or opioid addiction, it’s hard to believe Obama’s actions were a coincidence. Only a master politician can ignore 200,000 deaths, and then claim to solve the problem single-handedly despite a do-nothing Congress!
As I wrote earlier, few doctors will make use of Obama’s lousy offer. Today Congress approved a bipartisan bill that will reportedly signed ‘begrudgingly’ by President Obama– who complained that the Bill ‘doesn’t go far enough.’ I wonder how many pages HIS Bill would be.