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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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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, 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.

Sep 28, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Saturday, September 28, 2013 Congressman Jason Smith announced he will vote for a continuing resolution in the House of Representatives that will fund the federal government through December 15 and provide a one year delay of ObamaCare for all Americans. Smith also supports a separate bill to provide funding for military pay and benefits in the event that President Obama and Senate leaders are not willing to work with the House to keep the government open.

Sep 23, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Monday, September 23, 2013 Congressman Jason Smith highlighted his original co-sponsorship of H.R. 3076 the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act. This act amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to require that the President, Vice-President, executive branch political appointees, employees of congressional committees, and employees of leadership offices in Congress also have to participate in the American Health Benefit Exchange (a state health insurance exchange created by PPACA).

Sep 20, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Friday, September 20, 2013, Congressman Jason Smith voted in support of a House continuing resolution that will defund ObamaCare while keeping the federal government open. The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 230-189.

Earlier today Smith spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to defund ObamaCare.