64th District State Representive-elect Kim Moser hopes to use her medical background to work on heroin and Medicaid legislation
12/21/2016 10:30 AM
INDEPENDENCE – On January 3, Kim Moser, who takes over as 64th district state representative, replacing Rep. Tom Kerr, R-Taylor Mill, who retired after serving 32 years in the House, is looking forward to serving in the GOP majority, to pass meaningful health related legislation.
Moser, who is a registered nurse, currently serves as the Northern Kentucky Director for the Office of Drug Control Policy – an office that works to stem the tide of heroin in the region. Moser also worked with legislators to pass legislation to combat the opioid epidemic.
Moser wants to continue to work, this time as a member of the House, to pass meaningful legislation to combat heroin use.
Moser said it’s imperative to fully prosecute the hardcore traffickers while trying to help users who are buying small amounts to sustain their habits.
“Those are the folks that we need to get out of the cycle of relapse and recidivism and really get into treatment,” Moser said. “Treatment does work. It’s not always the first time that it works and that’s just a symptom of the disease of addiction.”
Moser was also named chair of the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, and believes that her background as a nurse will help her be an effective leader.
“I am a nurse and practice Neonatal Intensive care and flight nursing over the years and so I do understand some of the issues in and around Medicaid,” Moser said.
Moser is also excited about serving in a year that the GOP has taken over as the majority party on the House for the first time in 95 years.
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