Hillary Clinton says she’s come across a lot of drug addiction on the campaign trail in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
Arguing that last year there were more deaths by overdoses than by car accidents, Clinton stated that she wants to improve the lives of those Americans who deal with drug addiction.
“We have to have more education services support better tracking of pills, more opportunities for people to seek treatment if they want it,” Clinton told the crowd at an organizing event at the Iowa City Public Library in Johnson County. “It’s dealing with pressures that young people and our veterans are under. So many vets are facing this.”
The Democratic front-runner linked the problems of drug abuse to mental health, another issue she’s been championing on the trail. Clinton also used the occasion to defend Obamacare, recently upheld by the Supreme Court.