March 1, 2017
New Hampshire Rep. Ann McLane Kuster says the opioid epidemic has come as a surprise to many of her colleagues. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
“A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is fighting to keep attention focused on last session’s top health issue — abuse of prescription opioids, heroin and other drugs — although the 2010 health care law now dominates the health policy discourse.
New Hampshire Democrat Ann McLane Kuster co-chairs the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, a group she founded with Rep. Frank C. Guinta in late 2015. Guinta, a New Hampshire Republican, lost his re-election bid last year and Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey has since joined Kuster to serve as the Republican co-chairman.”
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