Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the most important issues in our country right now. Costs keep going up, putting access to quality care out of reach for too many Americans. The result is fewer people seeing their family doctor until an emergency arises, putting their lives in danger and further increasing costs.

Unfortunately, actions taken by the federal government over the last decade have only contributed to the problems facing healthcare. Laws like the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, implemented a top down, one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare and coupled it with crippling regulations on both healthcare providers and insurers.

The result: Premiums more than doubled between 2013 and 2017, according to a study of healthcare markets.

Congressman Armstrong is working to fix healthcare by sending decision-making back to the states, which are closest to the people, and by putting patients and doctors in charge of care, not bureaucrats and politicians.

More on Healthcare

September 13, 2019 In The News

While talks of impeaching President Donald Trump continue to swirl nationwide, North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong sees the movement as a waste of time.

“We have an election coming up in two years,” he said. “If they don’t want Donald Trump to be president they should go beat Donald Trump.”

July 23, 2019 Media Resources

Note: This op-ed from Congressman Armstrong ran in newspaper outlets throughout North Dakota between April 20 and April 26.

By Congressman Kelly Armstrong

April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people.

June 24, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues?

North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery.

May 1, 2019 Press Release
Representative David Trone (D-MD), along with Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA) announced a bill that would provide $5 billion in funding over five years to fight the opioid epidemic in every community across the country.
April 21, 2019 Editorial

Note: This op-ed from Congressman Armstrong ran in newspaper outlets throughout North Dakota between April 20 and April 26.

By Congressman Kelly Armstrong

April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people.

April 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Representative Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) and Representative Harley Rouda (D, Calif.) led a bipartisan letter today to urge U.S. health officials to consult local governments in the development of national recovery housing best practices.

In the letter to Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Mental Health and Substance Use, the lawmakers urge the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to use the experience of local governments in developing standards for operating recovery housing.