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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Health Care

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. 

 

More on Health Care

July 10, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that $195 million in new federal funding is available for health centers to increase access to mental-health and substance-abuse services.
July 9, 2017 In The News
Colorado’s opioid abuse problem isn’t limited to a particular population. In fact, it is striking the most vulnerable: babies who are going through withdrawal at birth, due to being exposed to opioids in-utero. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and other members of a bipartisan task force tackling heroin addiction are working to assist such newborns, through the Caring Recovery for Infants and Babies Act, or CRIB.
July 7, 2017 Press Release
The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) recently announced that $195 million in new federal funding is available for health centers to increase access to mental health and substance abuse services.
June 28, 2017 Press Release
The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force presented its legislative agenda for the 115th Congress on June 27, 2017.
June 15, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) supported the VETERAN Act (H.R. 2372) and the Broader Options for Americans Act (H.R. 2579).
June 7, 2017 Press Release
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price recently announced the availability of over $70 million in federal grants for the fight against opioid abuse.
May 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated analysis of the American Health Care Act
May 19, 2017 In The News

I recently had the opportunity visit Pueblo and Alamosa to share updates on the federal response to the opioid abuse epidemic. In Pueblo, I spoke with health care providers from the Pueblo Community Health Center about the impact prescription drug and heroin abuse is having on mothers and infants, and at a roundtable discussion in Alamosa, I received updates from law enforcement officials and health care professionals about the county’s response to the epidemic.

May 12, 2017 Press Release
I recently had the opportunity visit Pueblo and Alamosa, Colorado, to share updates on the federal response to the opioid abuse epidemic.
May 10, 2017 Press Release
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced two new grant opportunities for programs.