Finance Committee backs bills to combat opioid abuse

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a series of bills Monday designed to combat opioid addiction after shooting down several Dem amendments.
That included one from Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, that would have directed the state to accept the Medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act. Gov. Scott Walker rejected the expansion, which Hintz said left millions of dollars on the table that could have been used to provide treatment to those with substance abuse problems.
"You can say no, but then don't say you're doing everything you can to fight opioid abuse in the state b...

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