Texas State Representatives to support the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019. People going to see the doctor for pain, can just as easily receive a prescription for medication without knowing the facts what opioids can do to you in the long run. Not everyone has the proper education training in dealing with opioid addiction. I know that from experience in watching my aunt go to her doctor multiple times and receive her medication for pain. Which lead to her opioid addiction and loss of her life. In reading this proposal, it would give the medical workforce to increase its training and education with more physicians knowing on how to treat patients properly. It would give the medicare support of graduate medical education slots for qualifying hospitals with approved residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain medicine. Providing hospitals with GME slots, would increase the opportunities for more physicians to gain the knowledge of how to care for and provide a better alternative than to prescribing opioids to subside a patient’s pain. Thank you for your time and commitment to the opioid crisis in the US. Sincerely, Jennifer Aguilar San Antonio, Texas
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