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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Smith Questions Effectiveness of Obamacare's Individual Mandate

On January 24th, Congressman Smith shared the story of Doug; a hardworking 61 year old cabinetmaker from southeast Missouri who has been without health care coverage for 2 years. He cannot afford to pay the higher premiums under Obamacare while he supports his family. His health insurance premiums would cost him roughly $900 per month, more than he pays for rent. As a result, Doug is being forced to pay the individual mandate tax for not having healthcare coverage. Click here to watch as Congressman Smith shares this story and question experts on how Obamacare’s Individual Mandate harms the group of people it was supposedly designed to help.