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  • Don’t Panic Over Coronavirus
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Coronavirus has been dominating the news cycle for weeks and it has many Americans worried. Despite all the coverage, you should not panic over coronavirus. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness and patients have had mild to severe symptoms. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. Right now, the threat of contracting the disease in the United States is relatively low. As of March 4, 2020, there are 105 confirmed cases in... Read more

  • Mullin Votes for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting for an emergency supplemental funding bill for the U.S. response to coronavirus. H.R. 6074 passed the House by a vote of 415 to 2 and now heads to the Senate. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation. “The health and safety of the American people is our number one priority,” Mullin said. “This funding ensures our public health agencies at all levels have the resources necessary to adequately respond to ... Read more

  • Mullin Opposes Misguided Flavored Tobacco Ban and Tax Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed legislation to ban all flavored tobacco products and increase taxes on consumers. “Using tobacco is bad for you and we all should agree that we need to prevent children from using tobacco products,” Mullin said. “Unfortunately, this misguided legislation is not the solution. All this will do is eliminate consumer choice and raise taxes on law-abiding adults. Instead of passing legislation that has no cha... Read more

  • It’s Flu Season, Take Action to Prevent the Flu
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Flu season is in full swing and it will continue for several more weeks. Every year, millions of people in the United States get sick from the flu and other flu-related illnesses. The flu can turn into a serious illness resulting in hospitalization and even death if not properly treated. During the 2018-2019 season, 16.5 million people went to a doctor for the flu and more than 34,000 people died in the U.S. There are several things you can do to protect yourself and others. The most important w... Read more

  • Mullin Votes Against Pelosi’s Partisan Drug Pricing Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3, Speaker Pelosi’s partisan drug pricing plan. “Prescription drug prices are out of control, but a government-takeover is not the answer to lowering the prices,” Mullin said. “This legislation would result in fewer cures, less innovation, and even create a 95% tax on cures. Instead of working together to come up with a bipartisan bill that could actually get signed into law - like H.R. 19, the Lower ... Read more

  • Patients Need Affordable, High Quality Health Care
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments. This is a serious issue that, like too many things in Washington, has been caught up with politics. This week, the House will consider Nancy Pelosi’s partisan drug pricing plan. H.R. 3 is nothing more than government-controlled health care. This legislation would result in fewer cures, less innovation, and even tax cures. If pharmaceutical companies don’t comply with what th... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Ambulance Services
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Devin Nunes (CA-22) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) introduced H.R. 4938, the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act. It would strengthen ambulance service providers and help ensure they are able to continue delivering critical first responder and health care services in communities across the country. “Ambulance services are critically important to rural Americans who may live close to an hour away f... Read more

  • One Year of Progress, But We Can’t Stop Now
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid epidemic is personal to all of us. It is blind to party affiliation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or age. We all know someone who has been affected by the opioid epidemic, whether it’s a friend, family member, or loved one. Too many lives have been cut short by overdoses. In 2017, our country lost 70,237 people, including 775 Oklahomans, to drug overdoses. Since the start of the 21st century, we have lost nearly the same number of lives to the opioid crisis as we lost in... Read more

  • Mullin Offers Amendment to Drug Pricing Bill to Create Value-Based Payment Model for Gene Therapies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) offered an amendment that would create value-based payment models for gene therapies to H.R. 3 during the Energy and Commerce Committee markup yesterday. The amendment was withdrawn. “We have the ability to cure patients who struggle with debilitating diseases like cancer, heart disorders, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease with one treatment,” Mullin said during the markup. “Drug developers are taking extraordinary risks to invest in these groundbreaking th... Read more

  • Bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus Applauds HHS Efforts to Reform Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today, the Health Care Innovation Caucus co-chairs U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Ron Kind (D-WI) applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for proposing changes to modernize the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. These proposed reforms seek to break down barriers for patients and improve value-based care. “Patients need affordable, high quality health care and reducin... Read more

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