Issue Brief 18-38
October 19, 2018

Congress passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), sending the agreement to the president for signature. The bill covers a wide range of issues, including:

  • expanding access to services through Medicare and Medicaid
  • improving drug safety
  • reducing the availability of opioids
  • strengthening law enforcement
  • enhancing prevention and treatment efforts

This Issue Brief focuses on grant provisions in the agreement, highlighting new programs, changes to existing ones, and Medicaid reforms.