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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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.
April 15, 2015 Press Release
“Members of the House and Senate have worked hard to draft a budget that balances within ten years, keeps the promises made to seniors and does not raise taxes on hardworking Americans. I am thankful for the trust placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work on a fiscally responsible budget that will boost the slowly growing economy, create jobs and raise wages,” Moolenaar said.
March 31, 2015 Press Release
“Permanently fixing Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate provides rural health care access for our district’s over 130,000 Medicare-eligible individuals and gives doctors certainty over the costs of treating patients. The reforms passed in this legislation keep the promises that have been made by Medicare.”
February 3, 2015 In The News

REP. JOHN MOOLENAAR, (R) Michigan:

It’s time to permanently repeal the excessive spending, the economic pain and the continuing uncertainty caused by this law and replace it with patient-centered alternatives with lower premiums that allow individuals to choose the coverage they want.

January 20, 2015 Press Release
"Tonight, President Obama proposed more tax hikes on the American people. This economic recovery has been historically slow, and Americans have no desire to pay more for a big-government agenda," said Moolenaar.

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