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The American public is aware of the rapidly escalating opioid crisis sweeping the country. According to the Center for Disease Control, fifty-three thousand Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, which is more than people who died in car crashes or from gun violence in 2015. Bringing attention to the issue, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reports that opioids kill roughly 142 Americans every day, which he describes as “September 11th every three weeks.” In late October, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a Public Health Emergency and vowed to alleviate the scourge of drug addiction that has affected every demographic. But what does this actually mean?

By acting through the Public Health Services Act, President Trump directed the Acting-Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare a nationwide health emergency, a designation that will not automatically be followed by additional federal funding. Instead, the order will expand access to tele-medicine in rural areas, instruct agencies to curb bureaucratic delays in dispensing grant money, and shift some federal grants toward combating the opioid crisis. 

The order allows Congress to fund the Public Health Emergency Fund and to increase federal funding in year-end budget deals currently being negotiated on Capitol Hill. The biggest concerns remain whether President Trump will follow through on a nationwide health emergency declaration and how many toes he is willing to step on to do it.