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  • Grothman Supports Coverage for People with Pre-existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) reaffirmed his support for retaining coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and questioned experts on ways we can lower health care costs by the use of company-operated association health plans. Witnesses included: Ms. Sabrina Corlette, Research Professor for the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute Dr. Rahul Gupta, Senior Vice Preside... Read more

  • Debunking the Myth of Fetal Tissue Research
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned expert medical researchers about the effectiveness of fetal stem cell research. Key Takeaway 1: According to the experts, stem cells created from adult samples, called pluripotent stem cells, have yielded far greater results than stem cells taken from fetal tissue. Key Takeaway 2: When asked why fetal tissue studies are not foregone for the more effective pluripo... Read more

  • Grothman’s Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today thanked his colleagues for passing H.R. 5891, the Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act. This bill intended to help stem the opioid abuse crisis passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 409-8. The bill would establish a federal taskforce with the mission of coordinating the federal response to the opioid crisis. The taskforce would help identify, evaluate and recommend best pract... Read more

  • Grothman Doubles Down on Opioid Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced a bill that would significantly aid in the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic that has been plaguing America. This bill will amend the Controlled Substances Act to decrease the amount of fentanyl that carries a minimum five-year sentence from ten grams to two grams. “Opioid abuse has been a problem in America for years, but now that stronger and stronger substances are being introduced, the problem is as concerning as ever.” “It’s n... Read more

  • Grothman Questions Secretary Azar on Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the opioid abuse epidemic in America and the best ways to combat it. In his answers, Secretary Azar proposed several solutions found in Congressman Grothman’s bills aimed at fighting the opioid abuse epidemic; The Responsible Opioid Prescription Act and The Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act. Excerpts of Grothman’s ... Read more

  • Grothman Sends “Right to Try” to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) continued his strong support of “Right to Try” legislation by voting in favor of Senator Ron Johnson’s bill that gives terminally ill patients expanded access to treatment. S. 204, which passed the house 250 - 169 with bipartisan support, is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, will allow terminally ill patients who have exhausted all o... Read more

  • Grothman Fights Opioid Epidemic Head-On
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) this week introduced a bill that would help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse in America. The Responsible Opioid Prescription Act would reform the program with the highest rate of opioid addiction, Medicaid, by reducing initial opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply, and each subsequent refill to a 30-day supply. Patients receiving hospice or palliative care, treatment for cancer or are living in a long-term care or skilled nursing facility would be... Read more

  • Grothman to Host Opioid Abuse Roundtable on May 3, 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the opioid abuse epidemic in America on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Oshkosh, WI. Opioid addiction has been a problem in America for years, but is just now beginning to gain national attention. Congressman Grothman has fought for years to shed light on this problem and is now doubling down on his attack against opioid abuse as it continues to affect more and more people each day. What: Opioid abuse roundtable discus... Read more

  • The Right to Try
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The Right to Try By Congressman Glenn Grothman April 17, 2018 Lost in the shuffle of tax reform, spending bills, foreign relations and the numerous other bills Congress has passed, the average guy scored a big victory with a bill I firmly pushed to House leadership, and my friend, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman, Greg Walden. Finally, the House passed “Right to Try” legislation, H.R. 5247, with a bipartisan vote of 267-149. What does a “Right to Try” law do? Currently, if a patient ... Read more

  • Grothman, with Yea Vote, Sends Right to Try Act to Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) continued his strong support of “Right to Try” legislation by voting in favor of the House version of the bill, which passed the house 267 - 149 with bipartisan support and will go to the Senate for further consideration. Senator Ron Johnson introduced a Senate version of this bill in 2017 and, with President Trump’s full-throated support, has made significant progress on passing this important legislation. The Right to Try Act will allow terminally ill ... Read more

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