Lisa Ortega

Q&A: Should California Health Insurance Cover Opioid Overdose Medication?

In summary To reduce the death toll from the opioid epidemic, California Assemblywoman Liz Ortega wants health insurers to cover the costs of Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse an overdose. Of course, increasing access comes at a price. The ubiquity of the synthetic painkiller fentanyl has supercharged the opioid crisis to the point …

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