Keller: Addressing Opioid Crisis, School Forums Coming Soon

 

LEWISBURG – State Representative Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer) outlined his legislative priorities in Harrisburg, including further attacking the opioid crisis including working to bring more awareness to schools.

 

Rep. Keller discussed this during a forum held by the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area, “We’re scheduled to have this done within probably the next four months. We’re looking to include the school districts, at the schools, and also after school hours for the general public.”

 

Keller says another priority is looking for ways to change how doctors have long treated patients for pain management, “So we need to look at different ways they can manage it, and some of the things like chiropractic and acupuncture, and some of those items maybe aren’t covered under the insurance, and we maybe need to see what we can do to encourage insurance companies to cover those kind of alternative treatments, rather than going right to a pain med.”

 

Keller says his other priorities for the upcoming session include improving education and job readiness in the Valley and continuing to address school safety and wage reform. He says working with together Governor Tom Wolf on a fair budget will remain a big part of his agenda as well.

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