- Associated Press - Monday, March 13, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is surveying dozens of Massachusetts groups that treat people struggling with addiction.

Warren said the survey of more than 70 organizations that provide behavioral health treatment and recovery services for patients suffering from substance use will help determine the challenges facing those groups.

The Massachusetts Democrat said Monday she hopes to use the information to push for more federal funding for the health care providers.

Warren says that providing “adequate funding for access to quality behavioral health services should not be a partisan fight.”

Warren said the survey will ask about a range of topics, including patient access, treatment services, insurance coverage and health care financing for patients.



There were 1,465 confirmed opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts last year, with another 469 to 562 suspected overdose deaths.

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