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June 17, 2016
"First of all, $25 million out of a billion or so more … $100 billion, you know, dollar budget … is not nearly enough to begin to address this issue. I learned very early in life, that if you want to find out where someone's morals are or where their principles lie, you follow the money. An so when we talk about $25 million, I think it's really a joke. It is a slap in the face to the cries of the public and we are just losing so many lives day in and day out," said Assemblymember Richardson, who voted in favor of a bill that will require continued education in pain management by physicians; mandate insurance coverage for inpatient treatment services and limit opioid prescriptions from 30-day to 7-day supplies. (A-10727).