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

September 5, 2019 Press Release
“This funding will allow state government to work with health care professionals and first responders in our communities and support local programs for prevention and rehabilitation. The opioid crisis has touched the lives of people across Michigan and this new funding will help prevent opioid abuse and support those in the fight against addiction.”
August 14, 2019 Press Release
“I am working in Congress to support first responders, health care professionals, and families in the fight against the opioid epidemic. This crisis has touched the lives of so many in our state and grants like these, which I supported through my work on the House Appropriations Committee, will help local leaders do what is best for their communities.”
March 11, 2019 Press Release
“Last year, we made incredible progress in funding the Army Corps, and having it include Soo Locks construction in its work plan. I successfully worked across the aisle on the Appropriations Committee to fund vital priorities including fighting the opioid crisis, expanding rural broadband access, and fully-funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. I look forward to continuing this important work for Michigan in the months ahead as Congress debates federal funding for 2020.”
February 5, 2019 Press Release
"The state of the union is strong. Unemployment is under four percent, millions of jobs have been created, and tax rates are lower. It’s time for both parties to come to the table and work together with the president to build on the success of the past two years. If both parties work together, we can secure our borders to stop illegal drugs and prevent human trafficking, while welcoming people who want to enter the country legally to pursue the American Dream.
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."
October 8, 2018 In The News

"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.

October 8, 2018 In The News

"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.

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."