I firmly believe that all Americans should access to affordable health care, including coverage for pre-existing conditions, but there is a big difference between having health care and having health insurance. We must put control of health care decisions back into the hands of individuals, families, and their doctors. Instead of making health care more accessible and more affordable, Obamacare has only made it harder for many Amerians to access the health services they ned. Thousands of Coloradans have had their health insurance plans cancelled, because Obamacare is making it near impossibe for insurers to provide plans in our state. The law has also forced many small businesses to cut their employee health insurance benefits. As we continue our work to fix the health care system by repealing and replacing Obamacare, I will support legislation that allows the free market to work and competition to drive down health care costs.
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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting the Administration and Congress’ efforts to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States. The letter points to the significant vulnerabilities due to China’s dominance over the global pharmaceutical supply chain.
Mankind is no stranger to global pandemics. Outbreaks of deadly viruses have and will continue to test our resiliency and force us to band together to find ways to contain the spread, build immunity, or quickly find a vaccine. This approach, however, only works when accurate information is readily available, and all impacted nations and health agencies can effectively coordinate together.
WASHINGTON—After weeks of outreach from Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), the US Department of Treasury released guidance making certain that rural hospitals are eligible to receive forgivable loans through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Due to the technical language in the CARES Act, it was largely uncertain if some hospitals, particularly rural hospitals that are owned by county and district governments under state law, would be eligible for loan forgiveness.
Denver – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) and members from the Colorado Congressional delegation sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Wireline Competition Bureau Chief Kris Monteith, requesting full consideration of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s application for the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the telehealth efforts of health care providers amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the third installment of Congress’ efforts to provide communities support to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) supported the legislation and released the following statement:
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced he had secured additional funding for Community Health Centers (CHC) in Colorado’s Third Congressional District to expand testing and screening, purchase personal protective equipment like masks, and provide safety education.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and the entire Colorado delegation, requested the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) waive certain requirements hampering the State of Colorado’s efforts to provide much-needed care to Coloradans during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the details for additional funding for Community Health Centers (CHC) administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Colorado is to receive $1.7 million which was authorized by Congress through the first COVID-19 supplemental funding bill passed earlier this month. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted for the bill and has worked closely with the Trump Administration to secure funding specifically for rural Colorado.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a letter detailing the immediate and upcoming needs for communities in Colorado’s Third District as additional supplementary spending bills are crafted. After sending the letter to House Leadership, Tipton provided the following statement:
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT News)-- On Thursday Congressman Scott Tipton along with statewide and local experts gave updates on the response to COVID-19.
Tipton says he has introduced a bill that aims to improve the federal response to mass emergencies.
“My bill will require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to share data with the Department of Health and Human Services to be able to identify hot spots with increased populations of elderly and homeless and where they reside,” says Tipton.