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Chris Stewart HealthcareOur health care and insurance systems need reform. In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the penalty assessed to individuals who fail to purchase insurance is a tax. As a former small business owner in Davis County, I see and understand the stresses that this tax penalty is forcing upon business owners throughout our district. Not only are jobs being killed by the implementation of Obamacare but it is crushing economic activity. The purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to drive insurance premiums down. But instead we see the exact opposite - some premiums rising as much as 400 perecent. This makes ObamaCare the largest tax increase on the American people. As your Congressman, I will work to defund, repeal and replace Obamacare. To learn more about what I have specifically done to defund and repeal Obamacare, click here.

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Mar 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The preliminary report relating to Rep. Stewart’s suicide hotline bill, signed by the President last year, was released.

Stewart’s National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2345) asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA), and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to conduct the following study:

Oct 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Maryland) introduced H.R. 7103, the Suicide Prevention Analytics Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation aims to address the gap in data reporting as it relates to self-harm and suicidal behavior. This pilot program will help improve the compilation and sharing of near real-time suicidal behavior information among care providers, prevention experts, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John K. Delaney (D-MD), Jose Serrano (D-NY), and John Faso (R-NY) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (OK-5) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-5) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies applauding the bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in our country.

Aug 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) legislation, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Improvement Act (H.R. 2345), into law. This bill aims to designate a new national 3-digit dialing code – similar to 911 – to be used for a mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline.


Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

Salt Lake City, UT – Dexter Pearce, CEO, of Community Health Centers. Inc. presented the 2018 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award to Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah). Community Health Centers board of directors and community partners will also be in attendance.

Nov 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passes H.R. 3922 which included the text of Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bipartisan bill, the National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation aims to reauthorize the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years.  

Sep 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT)Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today introduced H.R. 3862, the National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation aims reauthorize the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years and increase its funding levels. 

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, urging the committee to support the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). 

May 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Mayor Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County), along with the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Utah Drug Enforcement Agency hosted a roundtable to discuss ways to facilitate the proper disposal of controlled substances.