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  • Reining in the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Oklahoma. Our friends, our family members, and our neighbors – we all know someone affected by the opioid epidemic. Today, more than 2.4 million Americans struggle with addiction to opioids – a fifty percent increase over the last 10 years. With overdose as the leading cause of accidental deaths in our country, it is clear that something must be done to change the direction of this tragic epidemic. Last week, the... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin and Clark Introduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced legislation to combat the ongoing opioid crisis across the country. H.R. 3528, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act, requires e-prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare. “Oklahoma is consistently ranked among the highest in the nation in overdose deaths from prescription painkillers. Despite federal and local efforts, we have seen the opioid epidemic creep into our communities at ... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on Passage of RACE for Children Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the passage of the Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act. “The medical developments in adult cancer treatment drugs are years ahead of the developments for our smaller and more vulnerable pediatric patients,” Mullin said. “The RACE for Children Act aims to close that gap by requiring that regulation catch up with innovation.” “RACE requires that pharmaceutical companies study the effects of oncol... Read more

  • Reforms to Write Home About
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Roughly six months into the 115th Congress and more than 160 days into President Trump’s first term in the White House, the Republican-led House has passed more than 260 bills and the President has signed more than 40 bills into law. In true form, the People’s House is listening to the people and we hear you. That’s why we’ve passed reforms that make life simpler, easier, and better for veterans, ranchers, farmers, small business owners, job seekers, job creators, and every other American. We im... Read more

  • TULSA WORLD: Chasing cures for children
    Posted in In the News on June 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Tulsa World Editorial http://bit.ly/2u60egl As parents of five wonderful kids, my wife and I want our children to have attributes that make them good people and we want them to have limitless opportunities. I think all parents do. We all want our kids to make good choices, earn good grades in school, work hard to achieve their goals, and most importantly — live long, healthy lives. Tragically, there are too many parents who don’t get the chance to see their kids live out the hopes they have for... Read more

  • Mullin Discusses Dangerous Effects of Lone Insurance Provider in Rural Oklahoma
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    With only one insurer in the state of Oklahoma on the federal marketplace exchange, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) expressed his concern regarding the lack of health care options in his district of rural Oklahoma. Rural patients can suffer devastating consequences when health care choices are limited. In February, Tulsa’s Saint Francis Health System announced its acquisition of the EASTAR Health System in Muskogee. Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Oklahoma, the only insurer left on the Oba... Read more

  • Noem Leads Colleagues in Introducing IHS Reform Bill
    Posted in In the News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) – along with Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), and Tom Cole (R-OK) – today introduced the Restoring Accountability in the IHS Act. For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities. The IHS was left to make improvements on its own, but despite funding increases almost every year, the agency produced increasingly poor care. The Restori... Read more

  • Walden & Pallone Announce Bipartisan Task Force to Examine Indian Health Service
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    http://bit.ly/2rivXcr House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the creation of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Task Force. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) will co-chair the bipartisan task force, which is composed of 14 members both on and off the committee. The working group will review the health care delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), inform policy makers on th... Read more

  • Your Health Care Questions, Answered
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    In this week’s Mullin It Over, I’d like to take the time to answer a few of the questions that constituents posted on my Facebook and Twitter pages recently. Like many Americans, Oklahomans are concerned about our country’s health care system. Health care is personal to all of us and it’s important that your questions are answered. Do you know how this repeal will affect Indian Health Services? And could you please explain how you expect this to affect the Native people here in Oklahoma? Posted ... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 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 passed 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 funding for ... Read more

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