Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Votes to Dismantle ObamaCare, Defund Planned Parenthood

Jan 6, 2016
Press Release
House approval sends bill to president’s desk

Washington, DC - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3762, Restoring American’s Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

Congressman Lamar Smith: “Almost six years after ObamaCare was rammed through Congress, 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s health care law.  It continues to be a nightmare for millions who have lost their health plans and their doctors and who have been hit with higher prices and higher deductibles for their health insurance. Republicans have persisted in our attempts to repeal, replace, dismantle or defund ObamaCare. This week for the first time Congress is sending a bill to the president’s desk to repeal and dismantle this failed law. This bill also reduces the deficit by more than $500 billion and eliminates all federal funding for abortion providers.”

According to the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, under ObamaCare the cost of insurance in Texas has increased by 79 percent for the average 27-year-old man, and 54 percent for the average 40-year-old man. The average 27-year-old woman has seen increases of 29 percent and the average 64-year-old woman’s insurance has increased by 18 percent