Curing the Opioid Epidemic: Why it's Personal for Colorado Legislator

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April 23, 2018
Updated 6mo ago
Colorado State Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-CO) is on a mission to solve the opioid epidemic in her state, and its personal. Pettersen recently introduced a bill to expand medicaid coverage for drug abuse treatment, and her mother testified at the state capitol in support. Pettersen explains why she was inspired to work in public office, and what she thinks needs to be done to tackle this epidemic.