• Home

Akshar Wants More Addiction Treatment Covered by Insurance

By Jason Weinstein.
State Senator Fred Akshar says he'll be working on ways to get more addiction treatments covered under insurance.

Akshar was recently appointed to the legislative task force to combat the heroin crisis. He says his group will fight for more than the $6 million Governor Cuomo has set aside to address the growing opioid crisis.

"The biggest thing we're going to be looking at is working with insurance companies to cover more forms of treatment. I think that's critically important. I think we've done a good job of educating the community by and large. They know we have an issue. Now it's a matter of getting access to treatment," said Akshar (R-52nd District).

Akshar says he expects the task force to propose a number of legislative initiatives in the coming months.