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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. 


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February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted for the Continuing Resolution (CR), to keep the government funded through March 23, 2018. The CR would also extend funding for Community Health Centers for two years through the Community Health Center Fund. It passed with a vote of 245-182 and will head to the Senate next.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers and other critical public health programs. The Championing Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 3922), passed the House with bipartisan support. 

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) better detect the transport of illegal synthetic opioids across U.S. borders. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act (H.R. 2142), otherwise known as the INTERDICT Act, passed the House with broad bipartisan support.

September 26, 2017 Press Release

The Colorado Judicial Department will receive $399,380 to support the state’s veterans drug court program, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced on Tuesday. The grant is authorized under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Veterans Treatment Courts program, which received $7 million in total funding for fiscal year 2017.  The grant can be used to implement, enhance, or expand local and state-wide drug courts.

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).