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.
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"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.
"With respect to opioids it's important, we've been working on legislation that is doing research, is funding research for non-addictive pain medicines, I think that's an important thing to develop new technologies that help people without forming those kinds of addictions," Moolenaar said.
"It’s encouraging to see commitment to high quality medicine, It’s a very complex area with different needs for different patients this is a group that’s committed to serving their patients in a way that is safe and good quality and cost effective," said Moolenaar.
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.