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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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