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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Health Care

Freedom of choice and a competitive market have led America to cultivate the finest doctors, nurses, treatments, procedures and healthcare facilities in the world. President Obama’s healthcare bill threatens to suppress this growth and weaken our economy. I am committed to fully repealing and defunding Obamacare.

President Obama’s regulations are overly complicated and costly for small businesses and their employees. I will work to ensure that small businesses have insurance options that allow them to hire the fulltime employees they require.

A government run health care program puts a bureaucrat between you and your doctor. With common sense free market solutions, we can increase competition and grant individuals access to their own healthcare.

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Oct 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced legislation last week to remove barriers which limit medical providers’ ability to administer care for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

 

Oct 20, 2017 Press Release

ROLLA, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith was in Phelps County to meet with the Rolla Regional Economic Commission at their monthly public meeting. During the hour-long conversation, Smith and attendees discussed tax reform, healthcare and the national debt.

 

Oct 20, 2017 Press Release

PILOT KNOB, MO – Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Iron County on Tuesday, October 17, to meet with the Iron County Medical Center. Smith saw updates to the 15-bed facility and met with hospital leadership.

 

After hearing details of the hospitals financial needs, Smith recently met with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to evaluate and discuss what steps could be taken to help the hospital remain open. 

 

May 15, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

25,800 of our neighbors in southeast and south central Missouri are in danger of losing healthcare coverage through no fault of their own. The individual healthcare exchanges set up in Missouri under President Obama’s signature healthcare law are on the verge of collapse. In 26 of the 30 counties in our Congressional District, there is only one healthcare provider still participating in the Obamacare exchanges and even the New York Times is reporting that the one provider may soon decide to leave. As expected, President Obama’s government run healthcare experiment has failed.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Today’s vote was about standing up for my neighbors in southeast and south central Missouri who want a lower cost of healthcare. Our repeal of President Obama’s healthcare law will end unfair penalties on families who are being forced to buy something they don’t want and get Washington bureaucrats out of the relationship between you and your doctor.

 

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

“For the first time since Obamacare was signed into law without a single Republican vote, Congress has now sent a repeal bill to the President’s desk.

Today I voted to dismantle Obamacare, fully defund Planned Parenthood, and reduce the deficit by $516 billion.

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case King v. Burwell that individuals purchasing health care coverage on the federal exchange are eligible for federal tax subsidies.

The text of the Affordable Care Act specifically included subsidies for health care purchased on state exchanges. It did not list such a subsidy for health care purchased on the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov. Today’s decision is a textbook example of court overreach, legislating from the bench, and side-stepping Congress.

Jun 19, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

Next week, my conservative colleagues and I will vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in Obamacare, often called the “Death Panel,” and to preserve Medicare for America’s seniors. This panel, hand-selected by the president, is tasked with recommending cuts to Medicare without congressional input. If health care spending gets too high, IPAB is charged with deciding which care to prioritize and which care to cut. Obamacare gave IPAB unprecedented power with no accountability, no judicial review, and no transparency requirements.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Congressman Jason Smith voted to fully repeal Obamacare. The repeal legislation, which Congressman Smith cosponsored, passed the House of Representatives 239 to 186.

“I will continue to oppose all efforts by this president to put government bureaucrats between doctors and their patients,” said Congressman Smith. “Obamacare is a one-party disaster that never received a Republican vote. The American people didn’t want it then, and they don’t want it now."

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— This week, Congressman Jason Smith voted to correct some of the biggest flaws of the Obamacare law. While Congressman Smith will continue to push for a full repeal of the law, the Hire More Heroes Act and Save American Workers Act will relieve several obstacles to getting Americans back to work again.