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 18, 2015 Press Release
The legislation provides $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect the Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support. In recognition of the EPA’s overreach with the Waters of the U.S. rule and other burdensome regulations, this bill cuts EPA spending by $452 million. It also makes changes to the visa waiver program and requires visitors to America who have traveled to terrorism hotspots to undergo rigorous background checks before entering the country.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
October 9, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House Budget Committee advanced legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation is part of the budget reconciliation process, which allows it to advance through the U.S. Senate with support from a simple majority. It is not subject to a Senate filibuster.

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) supported the bill and released the following statement:

September 18, 2015 Press Release
House Resolution 3134 restores trust for American taxpayers. It provides more funding for qualified health centers that offer pediatric care, immunizations, mammograms and more life-saving health care services that protect mother and child. These better options are worthy of taxpayer funding and will make a positive difference for women and children across our country.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
The 21st Century Cures Act cuts the time it takes for cures to get from the lab to the patients who need them, and it will continue America's international leadership in medical innovation and research, a growing field that employs more than 6 million Americans.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Today’s ruling fails to protect Americans from President Obama’s broken health care law. Premium increases are already expected next year, and more Americans are paying higher deductibles that take hard-earned money straight out of their pockets. I will continue to fight for patient-centered alternatives that let individuals choose the coverage they want and drive down the cost of health insurance.
June 16, 2015 Press Release
This is an unnecessary intrusion by the federal government. Already, many companies are removing trans fats from their products and Americans are making common-sense, healthy choices about what they eat. Americans should be trusted to make the food choices that are best for them and their family. They don’t need Washington bureaucrats telling them what they can and cannot eat.
May 27, 2015 In The News

“Make sure that the funding for our rural hospitals is strong and secure, because hospitals are a very important part of the community. And we want to make sure that there’s good technology as well as good care,” Moolenaar said.

May 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, John Moolenaar (R-MI) voted in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to prohibit the abortion of unborn babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A child in a mother’s womb is a blessing. This legislation protects the most vulnerable and dependent people in our country against a tragic end, and demands that we all work harder to prepare safe outcomes for the lives of expectant mothers and their unborn children.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.

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