Legislative Update with Sen. Bill Cassidy

Legislative Update with Sen. Bill Cassidy

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AUGUST IS IN THE 70’S. WE’RE GOING TO STAY AROUND OR ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE MORNINGS AND HOT IN THE AFTERNOON IN THE 80S. NOW AS I UNDERSTAND YOU DIDN’T TRAVEL HERE TODAY JUST TO CHAT WITH US- BUT THERE’S A FEW OTHER ITEMS ON YOUR AGENDA THIS MORNING WITH THE CITY OF MONROE- WHAT ALL WILL YOU BE DOING AROUND TOWN TODAY YOU RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A LOT OF GRANT MONEY WILL BE COMING IN TO HEALTH FACILITIES STATEWIDE MEANT TO COMBAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC- LOCALLY ABOUT OPIOID EPIDEMIC- MEANT TO COMBAT THE FACILITIES STATEWIDE COMING IN TO HEALTH GRANT MONEY WILL BE ANNOUNCED A LOT OF YOU RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A LOT OF GRANT MONEY WILL BE COMING IN TO HEALTH FACILITIES STATEWIDE MEANT TO COMBAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC- LOCALLY ABOUT $167,000 A PIECE GOING TO HEALTH CENTERS IN MONROE, BASTROP, DELHI, WINNFIELD AND ST. JOSEPH. WE SAW MULTIPLE COMPANIES EITHER SETTLE OR OFFER TO SETTLE THIS PAST WEEK IN CASES INVOLVING OPIOIDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HOW WILL THIS MONEY BE USED TO WORK ON THIS PROBLEM HERE AT HOME LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE WE DISCUSSED YOUR BILL TO END SURPRISE MEDICAL COSTS AND LET PATIENTS KNOW THE FULL COST OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES UP FRONT. RIGHT NOW WHERE DOES THAT BILL STAND IN THE LEGISLATURE YESTERDAY YOU ANNOUNCED 662,000 DOLLARS IN GRANTS ARE COMING TO THE STATE’S MAIN STREET PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM’S GOAL IS TO REVITALIZE SMALL DOWNTOWNS AND URBAN AREAS- WHAT COULD

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