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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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Jun 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a package of bills in the House of Representatives this week to tackle a range of issues caused by the opioid crisis.
Jun 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported the passage of 25 bills in the House of Representatives, several in which he co-sponsored, today in response to the nationwide public health emergency caused by the misuse of opioids. Over the next two weeks, the House will consider dozens of bills to combat the opioid crisis ranging from issues of over prescribing, pharmacies, and treatment centers.
Jun 6, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s request to lift the annual funding cap for the Universal Service Fund's Rural Health Care Program from $400 million to $571 million, to help expand telemedicine services.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its proposal to update Title X family planning regulations.
May 22, 2018 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for legislation passed today in the House of Representatives increasing access to experimental drugs for patients with terminal illnesses.  

Apr 26, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (AR), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced legislation introduced in the House of Representatives to address the fentanyl crisis.
Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer will attend a listening session hosted by the White House on Wednesday, April 18 in Washington, D.C.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the House passed legislation to improve nutrition disclosure and menu labeling laws.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a majority of his colleagues in approving a much needed increase in funding for our depleted Armed Forces this evening.
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.