13 Groups to Lege: To Address Substance Use Disorders, Reduce Uninsured Rate

A letter to Chairman Four Price and members of the Select House Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse

As the committee explores how best to address the growing opioid crisis in Texas and the long standing problem of substance use disorders (SUD) in our state, we respectfully ask the committee to consider the impact high uninsured rates have on our state’s ability to meet these challenges. The undersigned organizations believe that in order to make real strides in ensuring affected Texans obtain necessary treatment and recovery services to lead healthy lives, access to affordable healthcare coverage is key. We urge the Committee to recommend the Legislature take steps to reduce the state’s high uninsured rates as part of its effort to address substance use disorders.