Issue Brief 16-59
December 5, 2016

On November 30, the House passed a revised version of the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 34). The Senate will consider the bill this week. The compromise includes:

  • additional funding to address opioid addiction
  • mental health reforms affecting health and criminal justice
  • new Medicaid requirements
  • reductions to the Prevention and Public Health Fund

It initially included child welfare financing reform, an extension of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and a new social impact demonstration project. Those sections of the bill were eliminated prior to its passage.