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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.

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Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after the release of an oversight report by the House Energy and Commerce Committee into the 340B prescription drug program. The 340B Program, which was created in 1992, enables covered entities to use federal resources to reach more eligible patients and provide more comprehensive services. Covered entities can provide 340B drugs to patients regardless of income or insurance status and generate revenue by receiving reimbursement from patients insurance.

Jan 5, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill passed out of the House of Representatives today extending funding for the successful State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill passed by the House of Representatives today repealing the dangerous Independent Payment Advisory Board, which allows unelected Washington bureaucrats to make unilateral cuts to Medicare with little accountability or transparency.
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency.
Oct 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Cramer attended an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today with witnesses across several federal agencies to seek a status update on how the government is utilizing federal funding to combat the ongoing opioid crisis.
Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would end illegal Obamacare payments being made to private insurers.
Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order directing his Administration to craft new policies increasing competition, choice, and affordability for health care across the American workforce:
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer has reintroduced legislation with 15 original co-sponsors prohibiting a loophole that allows health insurance providers to discontinue health insurance of chronically sick individuals if a charity or non-profit helps them pay for their insurance premiums. Last Congress, the bill received broad bipartisan support with 146 Congressional Members from both parties and all political spectrums signing on as co-sponsors. It was also included in the House GOP’s ‘Better Way’ plan.
Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee today extending funding for the successful State Children’s Health Insurance Program.