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Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on Examining Policies that Inhibit Innovation and Patient Access

May 10, 2023 — Democrats' Drug Price Control Scheme

As prepared for delivery. "Chairman Buchanan, Ranking Member Doggett – thank you for the opportunity to share a few thoughts on how current White House policies are threatening medical innovation and patient access to care.   "Across America, millions of patients are anxiously hoping for new breakthrough cures and devices that will improve their quality of life, or even ...

Chairman Smith: Bad News for Seniors Lurks Between the Lines of Medicare and Social Security Trust Fund Reports

April 01, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) pointed to the negative impacts of Democrats’ reckless spending in a statement about the 2023 Medicare & Social Security Trustees Reports: “Thanks to President Biden’s economic failures, seniors’ hard-earned benefits are further under threat. Social Security’s combined ...

Biden’s Budget on Health Care: Medicare Cuts, Fewer Cures, Higher Drug Prices, and More Government Control.

March 10, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s budget puts patients and cures last while expanding Washington command and control over America’s health care economy. This budget ignores looming cuts to Medicare, doubles down on Democrats’ harmful cures-limiting plans, expands government-controlled health care, imposes hundreds of billions in new taxes on ...

Smith and Rodgers: Biden Medicare Gimmick Won’t Save Medicare but Will Lead to Fewer Cures

March 09, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of President Biden’s forthcoming plan to expand government price controls that kill cures, increase taxes, and relies on gimmicks for funding, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statements: “President Biden is ...