Kennedy hears health care concerns

Romeo Theken and Ferrante — accompanied by her mother Frances, who is blind and battles other health issues — both cited a trickle-down effect that could come from a reduction or loss in coverage for addiction. Both noted that, if denied coverage for treatment, those caught in the grips of addiction would not enter treatment or seek help at community health centers, but go back to rushing to emergency rooms and create logjams for others needing acute care.

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