Missouri Democratic candidate: Sure, I voted against the mandate

If elected, he said he would push to reform the individual mandate provision before its scheduled implementation two years from now.

“Unlike Jo Ann Emerson, I am not for a full repeal. The increased competition, removal of lifetime caps and denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions will all help to make medical bills no longer the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy in the district. We’ve got to improve the insurance reform not throw it all out, and it is going to take new blood, not a former insurance lobbyist, to do this,” said the 34-year-old Gulf War veteran.