U.S. Rep. Jason Smith backs Trump’s health-care changes – Southeast Missourian, October 15, 2017

Earlier this year in the U.S. House of Representatives I helped usher through a repeal and replacement of the disastrous Obamacare healthcare law. That law has led to higher out of pocket expenses for Americans, less choice, and a government rationing of healthcare services.

Almost all of the counties in south central and southeast Missouri have only one choice for coverage under the Obamacare exchanges and some may soon have none. Where is the choice? Where is the competition? All the healthcare law has done is put a government bureaucrat between you and your family’s healthcare decisions. Unfortunately the repeal efforts have stalled in the United States Senate. Recently, the President announced his Administration would end the illegal practice of the Obama Administration which was making unauthorized and unappropriated payments to health insurance providers to get them to stay in the Obamacare exchanges. Congress never approved this money and it was simply being used to bailout insurance providers who are losing money in a failed government takeover of healthcare. I support the President’s actions as well as his work to support legislation I helped co-author to allow small businesses to band together to buy insurance across state lines. READ MORE ABOUT MY RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS HERE.

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Jason Smith18 hours ago

This government shutdown NEVER should have happened.

The Democrats – who make up the minority in both houses of Congress – used an arcane Senate rule to hold the government hostage. The result was a stoppage of government that threatened the...

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Here’s what the #SchumerShutdown means for U.S. military personnel – they won’t get paid until situation gets resolved. And for what? So that Congressional Dems can protect illegal immigration. It’s unconscionable.
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Congressional Dems making one thing clear – protecting illegal immigration is more important to them than paying our men and women in uniform, funding the basic functions of govt, and supporting critical public health and security initiatives. #SchumerShutdown
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Govt shutdown reveals the Left’s insane absolutism on illegal immigration. They are holding government hostage. #SchumerShutdown
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Democrats hate President Trump so much that they shut down the government a year after he took office. Tell the Democrats to put the country before their big egos and do their job!