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 – On Wednesday, the House Republican Steering Committee nominated North Dakota's Congressman Kelly Armstrong to serve on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee.
Two of the owners of the company that makes OxyContin acknowledged to a congressional committee on Thursday that the powerful prescription painkiller has played a role in the national opioid crisis but stopped short of apologizing or admitting wrongdoing.
“I want to express my family’s deep sadness about the opioid crisis,” David Sackler, a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, said at a rare appearance in a public forum. “OxyContin is a medicine that Purdue intended to help people, and it has helped, and continues to help, millions of Americans.”
It currently seems like there’s more interest in messaging than legislating, U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., said.
Armstrong, who visited Daily News and News Monitor Thursday, Aug. 6, discussed the challenges of approving COVID-19 aid. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives has the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The Republicans, who have a majority in the U.S. Senate, have proposed the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.
On this week of Meet the Press: College Roundtable, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) are joined by college students Ellen Burstein, Tyreye Morris, and Moss Brennan.
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: