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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"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.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Native American Health Savings Improvement Act (H.R. 1476) introduced by Congressman John Moolenaar.
The legislation improves access to federal Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for Native Americans who receive services at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities.
Right now, Native Americans must wait three months after receiving care at an Indian Health Service facility before they can make a contribution to their HSAs again.