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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December 16, 2019 Press Release
“I have seen firsthand the positive work EightCap does locally here in mid Michigan. It is outstanding to see that effort recognized with this grant which will help EightCap offer educational opportunities to young children in our communities.”
December 6, 2019 Press Release
“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”
November 19, 2019 Press Release
“It is an honor to serve as a voice in Congress for my constituents and to work on their behalf when they have issues with the federal government. My office and I can help cut through the red tape, and I hope constituents in mid and northern Michigan will reach out to us when they need assistance with a federal agency. It's been especially meaningful to help so many of our veterans receive the benefits they were promised for serving our country, and that's been one of my biggest priorities since taking office,” said Moolenaar.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
“This funding will allow leaders in Clinton County to use their understanding of community needs to fight the opioid crisis in mid Michigan, as well as educate others about the dangers of substance abuse and the life-changing consequences it can have.”
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. 

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