Health Care

America is a global leader in health care. However, that leadership status was put at risk with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

I know that our country can provide access to quality health care for every American by repealing this law and improving our current system. In order to achieve this goal we need to focus on these principles of reform:

• Lower health care premiums

• A guarantee of affordable coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions

• Protection of Medicare benefits for seniors

• A plan that strengthens the doctor-patient relationship

• Enacting tort-reform

I believe we can accomplish health care reform the American people want without having a government takeover of our health care system, without raising taxes or premiums, and without forcing citizens to buy health insurance they do not want or cannot afford.

More on Health Care

October 31, 2018 Press Release
“Today's grant will help health care professionals on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. Doctors will be able to provide care remotely, while helping patients stay closer to home. Telemedicine offers new ways for patients and doctors to connect, and I will be working to expand rural broadband access so this technology can potentially be used in more communities across mid and northern Michigan.”
October 27, 2018 In The News

"Hardly a family that you talk to hasn’t had a loved one or someone they know of been affected by this," says Congressman John Moolenaar, who was at the drug take back in Freeland. 

October 24, 2018 Press Release
“President Trump has made stopping the opioid crisis a top priority since he took office. Today's new law will help prevent opioid abuse and provide more treatment for those in need. Through my conversations with families, health care professionals, and local leaders, I know there is an urgent need for assistance in our region. By empowering new research into pain relief and supporting efforts to stop fentanyl in our communities, this comprehensive new law takes on many of the problems associated with the epidemic and it will help save lives."
September 28, 2018 Press Release
“I am working with families and community leaders to stop the opioid crisis. Today's legislation is a strong follow-up to my work on the Appropriations Committee to fund research of pain relief alternatives and provide grants to Michigan communities. Today's urgently needed reforms in the SUPPORT Act will empower people on the frontlines of the epidemic with more resources to prevent opioid abuse, treat those in need of help, stop dangerous drugs like fentanyl, and save lives."
September 26, 2018 Press Release
“Last week, I met with constituents across the district who are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. This legislation is crucial to supporting efforts in mid and northern Michigan that will fight the epidemic. It will enable first responders, health care professionals and treatment experts to do more to help men and women avoid substance abuse and overcome addiction.
September 18, 2018 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar visited Cadillac Tuesday and updated us on current legislation directly affecting Michiganders.

The congressman spoke about the house’s Great Lakes Restoration initiative, as well as work on the opioid crisis, veterans issues, and the budget.

September 10, 2018 Press Release
"This grant will go directly to the first responders on the front lines of the opioid crisis in northern Michigan. In an emergency, every second is valuable, and this improvement in 9-1-1 services will help save lives."
July 24, 2018 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Native American Health Savings Improvement Act (H.R. 1476) introduced by Congressman John Moolenaar.

The legislation improves access to federal Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for Native Americans who receive services at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities.

Right now, Native Americans must wait three months after receiving care at an Indian Health Service facility before they can make a contribution to their HSAs again.

July 13, 2018 Editorial
From my meetings with patients, families, health care professionals, and community leaders, I know there is an urgent need to fight the opioid crisis that has touched the lives of people across mid and northern Michigan. I have held roundtables on the opioid crisis, meeting extensively with residents across the district to receive their feedback on how to fight the epidemic.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
“I voted for this legislation because the funding will go to those on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic and provide help to those who need it most. I also strongly support pioneering research to develop new treatments that will help patients recover without opioids.”

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