Tipton focuses on repeal of health care law

The health care law passed last year fell short of its hopes, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Tuesday in his first speech from the House floor.

New legislation aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 “does not indict intent, but it does address outcome,” Tipton said in his speech.

Tipton, who criticized the health care law as a candidate in the 2010 election, signed on as a co-sponsor of the repeal measure soon after the new Congress went into session this month.

The law passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress last year is proving to be an impediment to economic recovery, Tipton said in the speech, the transcript of which was provided by his office.

“In fact, the deeper we dig into the health care act, the more we discover that it is stopping job creation, building more government and placing a tax burden on American families who are already struggling,” Tipton said.

“We can and must do better. Let us commit ourselves to addressing the basic concerns we hold in common concerning health care: affordability and accessibility.”

Tipton called for Congress to let people make their own choices about their care and to support private-sector approaches to lower costs and increase quality of care.


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