Gov. Baker, Ivanka Trump Discussed Opioid Crisis At NGA Dinner

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he discussed America’s opioid crisis with Ivanka Trump during a National Governors Association dinner in Washington.

Baker and his wife, Lauren, were seated next to President Donald Trump’s daughter during the White House dinner on Sunday.

During an interview Tuesday on CBS This Morning, Baker touted a bipartisan opioid abuse bill that he signed last year. He said many governors at the meeting expressed interest in emulating portions of the Massachusetts law.

The Republican also said he and other governors talked with Trump administration officials about prospective changes in the federal health care law.

Baker appeared on CBS with an editor of U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Massachusetts as the best U.S. state based on factors including education, health care and the economy.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Tanya Coeur says:

    I hate it when politicians pretend to be doctors. I hope all these “opioid abuse” bills factor in people who actually need them… like hospice patients.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Summer of Savings
Download Our App

Watch & Listen LIVE