Jul 14, 2017

Sen. Markey: health bill is "the debate of our lives"

Charles Krupa / AP

Sen. Ed Markey called health care "the debate of our lives" while speaking at a rehabilitation center in Boston. He also argued the nation's opioid crisis is not getting enough funding in the GOP's health care bill. Obamacare allocates $91 billion to opioid treatment, compared to the GOP bill's $45 billion.

Why it matters:

Additional opioid funding was one of

yesterday's changes

to the GOP bill aimed to please moderates. Markey is saying the money is still not enough.

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