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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January 18, 2018 Press Release
“Extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program means more than 100,000 Michigan children will have health insurance. This is an important program and it’s one that Republicans and Democrats have both supported in years past."
November 9, 2017 Editorial

I believe our current and former service members deserve the utmost respect for their service and sacrifice for this great country of ours. Their dedication and commitment, along with that of their families’, ensures our freedoms and should never be taken for granted.

October 3, 2017 Press Release
All children have an inalienable right to life. Today’s legislation will protect the unborn, our society’s most vulnerable people, from abortion.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The American Health Care Act is a patient-centered solution that will give Michigan residents more health care choices that are best for them and their family. It includes protections and $138 billion in support for Americans who have preexisting conditions and it allows young adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ health care.
April 12, 2017 In The News

“Most of us experience the mail, just getting it based at our homes. But there’s a variety of ways our citizens across the state receive their mail,” Moolenaar said. “The post office has to adapt to different communities and scenarios, and this (ride along) helps me understand the importance of adapting, and also serving our rural communities. It’s an opportunity to see first-hand the unique aspects of rural mail carriers.”

March 7, 2017 Press Release
"I have pledged to support efforts to repeal President Obama's unaffordable health care law and replace it with a new patient-centered system. As I do with all legislation, I will review the bills to see if they meet the priorities of the hardworking residents of my district."
January 24, 2017 Press Release
A child in a mother’s womb is a blessing and Americans expect their tax dollars will never be used to pay to end the life of an innocent child. Today’s legislation will protect taxpayers and, most importantly, our society’s most vulnerable, the unborn.
January 13, 2017 Press Release
"Today’s vote is a first step toward creating a health care system that puts patients first."
November 30, 2016 Press Release
"Nearly all Americans know a friend or loved one who has battled cancer or chronic illness. The 21st Century Cures Act increases funding for research, eliminates red tape and empowers the smartest medical minds to bring the best treatments and cures to patients as soon as possible."
June 27, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: Native Americans barred from contributing to health savings accounts in some instances would gain that right under a resolution to fix the obscure mix-up pushed by U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland.

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