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The words were disgusting and outrageous. And that the President should stop insulting people, and actually start focusing on how we can beat this epidemic that is so effecting my state and our country as a whole. We need action, not just talk. And so what I want the President and his administration to focus on is that we need to continue to strengthen treatment programs.
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To strengthen prevention and recovery programs. We need resources to do that. I'm very concerned that his administration proposed repealing Medicaid expansion which our providers in our state have said has been the number one tool they've had to getting people into treatment. And his budget proposals have undermined the very agencies and treatment providers who can help with this epidemic.
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So I'd like the President to stop throwing insults at people who are suffering from this terrible chronic addiction and really devote the resources and energy to beating this thing. I think he should apologize to the people of New Hampshire. I think he should apologize to people who are struggling with addiction and who've been brave enough to come forward, and seek treatment, and get better, and become contributing members of society again.