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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September 21, 2021 Press Release
“Over the last year and a half, telehealth became an indispensable part of our health care system, and Michigan seniors were able to use it to meet with their doctors and access critical resources while staying safe," said Congressman Moolenaar. “Telehealth is a useful tool in modern medicine that helps increase access to care for Michigan families, while saving time for doctors and patients."
September 20, 2021 Press Release
"This is a special honor for the late Steve Andrews and his entire family. Steve was a patriot who served our country in the Navy and then gave back to northern Michigan as an elected official and community leader. This legislation honors his life and will help future generations learn about his legacy of service. I am thankful to my friend Jack Bergman for introducing this legislation and proud of our entire Michigan delegation for coming together to honor this special hero for our state," said Congressman John Moolenaar.
September 9, 2021 Press Release
"The federal government has no right to impose this requirement on private businesses or private citizens," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "President Biden declared that America was free from COVID restrictions in July, but now he is reluctant to let the American people make their own decisions. This federal overreach is alarming and every American should be concerned about how this president and future presidents will abuse the power of the federal government to make Americans do what they want. "I encourage everyone to get one of the vaccines and protect themselves from COVID-19, and I trust Michigan residents to do what is best for them and their families."
April 26, 2021 Press Release
"This grant will support schools in Montcalm County as they teach leadership skills and resilience to students in an effort to prevent substance abuse and reduce the risk of young people using drugs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Many communities in Michigan have been affected by the opioid crisis or other forms of substance abuse. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program will help educate young people and their families to prevent abuse and keep residents in the Montcalm area safe and healthy."
April 21, 2021 Press Release
“This legislation is vital to the fight against the opioid epidemic and it will help law enforcement keep fentanyl and related drugs off the streets so our communities stay safe,” said Congressman Moolenaar. "The opioid crisis has hurt families across mid and northern Michigan, and this legislation will help stop the flow of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues that are brought into the United States from other countries."
April 9, 2021 Press Release
“The team at MidMichigan Health is doing a terrific job providing the vaccine to people in the community. It is encouraging to see that participation, and I hope everyone who wants it will sign up for their opportunity,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Vaccines are already protecting many Michigan seniors from COVID-19, and with this week’s increased eligibility I hope younger adults will get vaccinated and help put this awful pandemic behind us.”
March 23, 2021 Press Release
“MidMichigan Community Health Services has supported Michigan residents with the health challenges they face each day and it has played an important role in helping rural communities deal with major concerns, including the pandemic and the opioid crisis," said Congressman Moolenaar. “In Congress, I have advocated for grants like this one, so MidMichigan can help people in our communities live longer, healthier lives."
February 26, 2021 Page

The bipartisan BOOST Act would allow eligible rural homeowners and primary lessess to claim a refundable consumer tax credit of up to $300 after purchasing a signal booster or hotspot to improve a slow internet connection.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar is a long-time supporter of cancer research. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which funds federal cancer research, he has worked across the aisle to ensure cancer research funding is included in federal legislation. Last year, he voted to fund research at the National Institutes of Health and its National Cancer Institute.   

December 28, 2020 Press Release
"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”

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