Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Health Issues

Access to health care is incredibly important, however there are ways to achieve this noble goal that don't force citizens into buying a product they might not want. Your choices in health care should be your own, not the Federal government's. There are ways to have affordable health care for all that also allow freedom in the marketplace. I am in favor of Health Savings Accounts that allow you to have a say in how your health dollars are spent. Additionally, we should allow the interstate sale of health insurance to allow consumers more choice. If there is a plan in another state that best fits your needs, you should have the freedom to purchase it without imposed mandates from the Federal government. By unleashing competition into the marketplace we will lower costs and have insurance companies compete for your business.

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Mar 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This bill is a House companion bill to Senator Rick Scott’s introduced in the Senate with the same title.

Mar 20, 2020 In The News

On Thursday, members of the Florida delegation sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to fulfill requests made by the Florida Division of Emergency Management for medical resources and personnel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the letter, which was led by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., the members highlighted the need for these resources to be delivered within the next 48 hours and asked for the request to be fulfilled immediately so the Florida government could continue working diligently to combat coronavirus.

Jul 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act. This legislation would improve public health preparedness in the event of an emergency by helping federal agencies implement a “One Health” approach. The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a supporter of the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), released the following statement:

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement on AHCA:

Mar 17, 2017 In The News

As Republicans ponder the best way to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s federal health care law, a conservative Florida Republican in Congress is looking to ensure the private sector will play a larger role. 

Mar 17, 2017 In The News

Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho has introduced a bill he says will give insurance companies flexibility while Congress tries to work out a replacement plan for ObamaCare.

Yoho’s Holding Health Insurers Harmless Act would roll back many of the regulations of health insurers in a strategy the Gainesville congressman said would free them to provide more plan options until the Affordable Care Act is replaced.

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the Holding Health Insurers Harmless Act, a bill that encourages the private sector to participate in the sale of health insurance plans as we move forward on healthcare reform. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Mar 14, 2017 In The News

JUDY WOODRUFF: Leading Republicans in the House of Representatives aim to pass their Obamacare replacement bill by the end of the month.

But the analysis of the legislation from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday may have complicated that timeline.

For some of the party’s conservatives, the bill still has too much of the Affordable Care Act left in it. For some of its moderates, the number of people the bill wouldn’t provide coverage for is cause for alarm. Today, the White House and some leading Republicans left the door open to change.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted in favor of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution. The resolution provides reconciliation instructions to facilitate action on the repeal of Obamacare. The resolution instructs certain authorizing committees to report legislation to their respective Budget Committee by January 27, 2017. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote: