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  • Celebrating National Public Health Week
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    This week is National Public Health Week. It’s a fitting time to reflect on the progress our country has made to help people lead healthier lives. It’s also a great time to recognize the work that has yet to be done to continue to improve public health programs in our country. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, forty-six million rural Americans are at a higher risk of death and shorter life expectancies. Higher rates of smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure, less physical acti... Read more

  • How Repeal Becomes Replace
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    This week, House Republicans rolled out The American Health Care Act (AHCA) to start the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Our plan keeps our promise to repeal the individual and employer mandate, preserve Indian health care, provides a stable transition to a system that is patient focused, and deliver lower costs, more choices, and greater control over health care for Oklahomans. There is nothing more personal in the world than health care. Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Ob... Read more

  • Markwayne Mullin slams 'Pelosi Democrats' on health care bill
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Tulsa World By Randy Krehbiel Second District Congressman Markwayne Mullin slammed “Nancy Pelosi Democrats” on Wednesday for what he said is pointless obstruction of the House Republican health-care reform bill. Democrats say they are protesting the bill being heard in committee without a Congressional Budget Office fiscal analysis. Mullin, as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is among those getting a first shot at shaping the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare “repeal and repl... Read more

  • Trump ramps up pressure on healthcare reform holdouts
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The Washington Examiner By Susan Ferrechio President Trump has begun selling the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare by bringing dozens of GOP lawmakers to the White House to both advocate for the proposal and listen to concerns. "He said he's going to be very engaged in it," Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., who met with Trump on Tuesday, said. "He said he's going to dedicate as much time as he can to it. He said our priority to the American people is to keep our promises." Repealing... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    For years, we have been hard at work to repeal and replace Obamacare, or the (un)Affordable Care Act. We promised a lot. And we’ve delivered. This week, we have released the American Health Care Act that will repeal the most harmful elements of Obamacare and offer relief to all those who are suffering. Our plan… lowers the cost of health care places patients back in control ends the individual mandate that infringes on our freedom by forcing people to purchase insurance provides additional fundi... Read more

  • Heart Healthy Changes That Make a Big Difference
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    This past week, Valentine’s Day filled many of our lives with hearts. There were candy hearts by the dozen for my kids and greeting cards with hearts from Cupid. However, far less popular and far less celebrated in February is American Heart Month, which takes place all month long. American Heart Month first started in February of 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson was asked by Congress to make a proclamation recognizing February as American Heart Month. Back then, cardiovascular disease caused m... Read more

  • The Golden Rule and Medicaid
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    My wife and I have always taught our kids to follow the Golden Rule of the bible: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As a Christian, I believe that it is our duty to take care of our friends, our neighbors, and even those we do not know. Medicaid is the safety net that many of our fellow Oklahomans can use to receive health care. As a government program, it allows us to take care of some of our nation’s most vulnerable patients including children, expectant mothers, the elderly... Read more

  • Three Reforms to Strengthen Medicaid and Prioritize the Most Vulnerable
    Posted in In the News on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Medicaid is a critically important safety net program that serves the most vulnerable in every community and it is imperative that these vital tax dollars are spent taking care of those in the greatest need. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine three commonsense reforms, authored by us individually, to ensure Medicaid is working for those it serves. The bills cover a range of issues within the program, but work toward the common goal of strengthening the pr... Read more

  • Protecting and Improving Native American Health Care
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The 115th Congress made a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, at the start of this new session of Congress. It isn’t common knowledge to many people outside of Indian Country, but the last reauthorization of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act (IHCIA), which authorizes and made reforms to the Indian Health Service (IHS), was included in Obamacare. When Obamacare was passed in 2010, Democrats tacked the IHCIA on to the 20,000 page law as a way to ... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin and Payne, Jr. Reintroduce Men’s Health Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) have continued their bipartisan effort to positively impact the health and well-being of men by reintroducing the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus for the 115th Congress. “I’m excited to continue as a co-chair of the Men’s Health Caucus this Congress,” Congressman Mullin said. “The importance of a healthy lifestyle is so often overlooked. I hope that our Caucus will encourage men to lead more active lives on a regu... Read more

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