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

May 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill today with a majority of his House colleagues, which eliminates a duplicative regulatory process under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the approved use of pesticides.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its revised score for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017: “As expected, the American Health Care Act meets the budget requirements and reduces the deficit by $119 billion. The bill now goes to the Senate where they can get to work to ensure we fulfill our promise to the American people of repealing and replacing Obamacare.”
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported legislation passed by the House of Representatives today, which he describes as a rescue mission to save Americans from a very sick health care law.
Apr 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded North Dakota $2 million to address the opioid addiction crisis.
Apr 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed H.J. Res 43 to overturn former President Obama’s regulation, which forces states to fund Planned Parenthood clinics using Title X funding:
Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today, which ensure workers and employers can continue having access to affordable, flexible health plans through self-insurance.
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.