Healthcare & The Opioid Crisis
Tennessee ranks among the highest states in opioid use, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Yet we rank far too low in quality healthcare. Why?
Opioid use has become an epidemic that is destroying lives and families. We can seek to enhance drug counseling and detox centers to combat addiction. We must also seek to eliminate the big money from pharmaceutical companies which is pouring into hospitals and the pockets of doctors and politicians.
Our state continues to close rural hospitals, limiting care for thousands. We must seek to better fund our healthcare system while also lowering costs. We can start by cutting much of the unnecessary administrative red tape and expanding Medicaid. Our people deserve the best care possible and I will fight for them each day.