Health Care

I am a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee with oversight of HHS and its response to the opioid crisis. I support funding for states to combat the opioid crisis and I have also backed legislation funding research into new pain relief treatments so patients can safely recover without the risk of addiction. I have also supported funding that will help our country find cures for cancer and Alzheimer’s. These diseases rob us of our loved ones and we must continue research that will bring us closer to finding life-saving treatments.

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May 14, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working hard to support funding for our health care professionals on the frontlines of this crisis and to protect Michigan families from the health and economic threats of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Moolenaar. “In the past two months, I have supported direct payments to families, as well as billions of dollars for our small businesses, rural hospitals, states, and local governments. We should see how this funding helps our country first before pushing through another bill. The legislation proposed by Democrats this week would slow the economic recovery families need, burden small businesses, hurt jobs, and advance a liberal wishlist of ideas unrelated to the Coronavirus."
May 9, 2020 Press Release
"Increasing testing is critical to tracking the spread of the Coronavirus, keeping Michigan residents safe, and helping re-open the economy,” said Moolenaar. “As new technology and testing capabilities are being produced, officials are working to ramp up distribution to places where supplies are needed most. This is vital to identifying people who are sick and saving lives."
May 6, 2020 Press Release
“This funding will help take care of vulnerable people in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the CARES Act in March. “The crisis has increased food and shelter concerns for many people in our state and this will help address those issues with funding for local organizations who know our communities well."
April 24, 2020 Press Release
“I wrote to Governor Whitmer on behalf of my constituents asking her to do this and I am glad she agreed with Michigan residents across the state who want to be safe while spending time outside,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Right now, 28 percent of Michigan residents are worried about putting food on their tables during this pandemic and now they can purchase garden seeds in stores and go fishing by themselves. Michiganders cherish the outdoors, and these commonsense changes will allow them to safely enjoy more time outside.”
April 23, 2020 Press Release
“I voted for this legislation because it will help Michigan families through this difficult time and give our health care professionals more resources to fight the virus,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “The small business assistance will help Michigan workers receive their salaries and help them avoid the state's overwhelmed unemployment system. Also, the funding for testing in the legislation will help our health care professionals track the virus and make it safer for the phased-in re-opening of the economy.”
April 10, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will help Michigan hospitals who have been hit hard by the pandemic. It's also vital support for our rural hospitals who need this extra assistance to care for Coronavirus patients, as well as the daily health needs of the communities they serve."
April 7, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation is just one of the many ways we can support the health care professionals who have done incredible work to serve others and save lives during this pandemic,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This legislation recognizes their sacrifices for public safety and helps their families."
April 7, 2020 Press Release
“I supported this funding in Congress because I know it is vitally needed for our community health centers. Our health care professionals on the front lines of this pandemic are doing an amazing job and this funding will help them provide care and save lives.”
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation will help ensure that cost won't stop someone from being tested for Coronavirus, and testing is critical to understanding the full scope of the situation. We also need to make sure that Americans who are affected by this virus know that they will have the leave-time they need to recover. They should not go to work because then they might transmit the virus to another person."

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