Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

Health Issues

I believe the individual health insurance mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act represents a significant overreach by the federal government. It is also fiscally irresponsible. The new taxes and burdensome regulations in this law are driving the cost of healthcare even higher for working families, and straining our healthcare providers and small businesses.

I support reforming healthcare with market-based solutions to empower patients and doctors, and malpractice reforms to protect consumers and provide incentives for best medical practices.

More on Health Issues

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, was pulled from consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following video statement today after the passage of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, which passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer hosted Congressman Mike Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas), chair of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, for a Health Care Reform Roundtable in Bismarck today. They were joined by Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum, who listened to state officials and legislators, health insurance providers, medical and hospital association leaders, patient advocates, and administrators from hospitals and long term care centers across North Dakota.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a joint resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today disapproving a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation limiting state choices on dispersing funds for family planning clinics.
Feb 10, 2017 Press Release
Congratulations to my close friend, Dr. Tom Price, on becoming our nation’s next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a thought-leader on solving the turmoil brought on by Obamacare, Tom is equipped to hit the ground running his first day in office. As a medical physician, Tom has committed his entire life to protecting the most vulnerable among us and championing what’s best for patients. As the head of HHS, he will serve as a great ally to Congress as we work to give Americans more control and more choices in their health coverage. Through Tom, North Dakotans will never have to worry about being turned away for care or having access to health coverage taken away – including those with pre-existing conditions.
Feb 2, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a joint resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives protecting the rights of Social Security recipients to buy guns. The resolution passed today by a vote of 235 to 180.

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer praised the House of Representatives for passing legislation today that makes the federal ban on funding abortions permanent and government-wide.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer said the budget resolution passed by the House of Representatives today paves the way for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. The House approved S. Con. Res. 3, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which was passed by the Senate Thursday. The approval of this resolution by both chambers of Congress now triggers the reconciliation process, a fast-track legislative procedure that is filibuster-proof and only requires a simple majority vote for passage in the Senate. The reconciliation bill instructs four authorizing committees in Congress – Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce in the House, and Finance and Health, and Education, Labor and Pensions in the Senate – to report legislation to their respective budget committees by Jan. 27. This legislation will be combined for consideration by the House and Senate.
Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer has been named to serve on three of the top subcommittees in the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 115th Congress.  The appointments were announced Monday by Congressman Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer said a bill passed by the House of Representatives today clarifies liability concerns of sports medicine professionals traveling with athletic teams to other states. H.R. 302, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, ensures sports medicine professionals are covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling out-of-state with athletic teams. It clarifies their services are protected in the state where they are licensed and not in the state where they are providing the medical services.