Warren releases $100 billion plan to combat opioids epidemic
Posted: 8:58 AM, May 08, 2019
Elana Schor | Associated Press
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<p>In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two people with knowledge of Warren's plans say the Massachusetts senator will formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the next week or two. They spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 8, 2016, because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the endorsement before Warren makes it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)</p>
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction.
Warren's new opioids measure is modeled on a 1990 law passed to help fight the spread of AIDS and would be paid for using her proposed tax on the wealthiest American households. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts released her new plan Wednesday ahead of a campaign trip to Ohio and West Virginia, where she'll visit a town that filed a lawsuit against drug companies.