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President Trump: Opioid Crisis a "National Emergency"

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President Trump on Thursday said he will declare a national emergency due to opioid abuse, but some believe the announcement is long overdue. Or it at least it will be once the paperwork gets done, President Trump said Thursday.

"I don't know what the answer is", Stanhope said.

George's son Zach Ziehm died from an overdose last year, after three years and four months of sobriety.

A drug commission convened by Trump and headed by Gov. Chris Christie recently called for a national emergency declaration to help deal with the opioid crisis. Opioids played a role in more than 33,000 deaths in 2015, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National estimates found almost 33,000 people died in 2015 due to opioid overdose, but several reports have found even those numbers could be severely underreported, meaning the total number of overdoses could be much higher.

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And here she is as Trump spoke, talking about the opioid addiction crisis in the United States.

Depending on how Trump does it, a state of emergency could let states access the pile of federal disaster relief money, which is now sitting near $1.5 billion.

Former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreFive takeaways from the federal climate report Al Gore climate change sequel bombs at box office Gore: "TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation" MORE says President Trump "can't be blamed" for the tensions between the USA and North Korea. This is the first time that a national emergency has been declared a long-term public health crisis, so it's not clear how exactly it will help fight the opioid epidemic. Declaring an emergency could also allow the government to waive certain rules, like the 1960s-era holdover that prohibits Medicaid from paying for inpatient mental health treatment in facilities with more than 16 beds.

Despite praising the president's pledge to double down on efforts to combat opioid abuse, Neal stressed the importance of maintaining the Affordable Care Act, a law which he noted contains at least $45 billion for opioid addiction treatment. But in an emergency, Section 1135 waivers could be granted for opioid addiction treatment, opening up more treatment options for the states.