Fortune Magazine is calling it the biggest health reform legislation passed by Congress since Obamacare. The bill is about $6.8 billion that will fund programs like Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" program and help in the fight against the heroin epidemic. Both can help local hospitals and people in our area.

Funding is coming for cancer research and addiction treatment.

Fortune Magazine is calling it the biggest health reform legislation passed by Congress since Obamacare. The bill is about $6.8 billion that will fund programs like Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" program and help in the fight against the heroin epidemic. Both can help local hospitals and people in our area.

"Today, to get into a bed in Monroe County, it's minimally two to three weeks," says Lori Drescher, certified addiction recovery coach.

Drescher knows what she's talking about. As a recovery coach and the mother of a child who has struggled with addiction, she understands the uphill battle that addicts face.

The 21st Century Cures Act will funnel millions of dollar to states to fight opioid addiction for years to come.

"A good portion of this money will go directly to communities to increase the number of beds for treatment, for detox, which we desperately need and also for prevention efforts which is critically needed," says Drescher.

This bill won't just help fight opioid addiction, but it will fund mental health treatment, provide money to speed up drug approvals and pushes better technology in medicine. A major portion of the law is aimed at cancer research.

As the head of the Wilmot Cancer Center and a lymphoma specialist, Dr. Jonathan Friedberg is excited.

"Every week when I see patients at clinic, I see patients who are alive and thriving who I know five or eight years ago wouldn't be alive and I know is a direct result of America's involvement in research," says Dr. Friedberg.

It means money for clinical trials, more researchers, new medications and eventually a cure.

"That's the point," says Dr. Friedberg, "we're seeing this impact on research and we're so excited."