House Speaker back in Janesville to address area's opioid epidemic
JANESVILLE (WREX) -
In Janseville today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke about the ongoing opioid crisis to his hometown.
Ryan recently touted the House passing a bill to boost federal spending on opioid treatment and research.
According to some critics, the GOP-led congress has attempted to slash funding for opioid treatment in medicaid through it's efforts to dismantle Obamacare.
Speaker Ryan says grants are key.
"Each community has somewhat of a different model to be funded," said Ryan. "That's why the grant approach is better than the cookie-cutter, one size fits all approach, at the same time the thinking is, each community can learn from each other."
Ryan was also toured a manufacturing firm near Milwaukee and hold an employee Q&A.