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.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on his vote against the House Democrats’ $3 trillion partisan wishlist (H.R. 6800) today:
“The Democratic majority should be ashamed of this bill, but at least they’re keeping their word. They promised they would use Americans’ suffering as leverage. They called the pandemic an opportunity to enact their ‘vision.’ They gleefully cheered as industries vital to North Dakota collapsed.
The Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funds in its first two weeks, leaving many small businesses out.
Now, lawmakers have allocated an additional $320 billion to the program.
Despite some lawmakers initially dragging their feet, the House of Representatives passed the program's additional funding Thursday night as a part of another coronavirus relief fund package.
The following op-ed was jointly written by Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong. Click here to read it in The Bismarck Tribune.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
BISMARCK – U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum requesting a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance for North Dakota’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) along with Representatives David Trone (D-MD), John Rutherford (R-FL), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-NY), introduced the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, a bill that would authorize grant money for law enforcement to partner with mental health providers to provide support for mental health services for incarcerated individuals and those returning to society.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement today on the House vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan drug pricing bill, H.R. 3:
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.”