Letter: Tipton’s full position on Obamacare
Communications director for Congressman Scott Tipton
I’m writing to take issue with a March 9 story, “Tipton: GOP wants Obamacare reform, not repeal.” The story did not fully include all of Congressman Tipton’s comments on Obamacare, and in doing so, misconstrued his point.
Congressman Tipton’s position has been and continues to be that Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced, and that was the central theme of his message when he spoke at recent meeting in Glenwood Springs. His overall point was that repeal is not the only step that needs to be taken, but that a replacement plan must also be passed that includes reasonable reforms to the broken health-care system in order to achieve the agreed-upon goals of affordability and accessibility for all Americans.
In addition to outlining a number of reforms he would like to see made to the health-care system, which were covered in the story, Congressman Tipton said that while a replacement plan will likely include a full repeal of the law, which he supports (and has voted to do numerous times), if there are redeemable portions of the law — such as coverage for pre-existing conditions — then they should be worked into replacement efforts.
Given the extensive on-the-record comments of Congressman Tipton and his colleagues in support of repealing Obamacare, as well as his record of voting to do so, there is no room for doubt on where he stands on the issue.
Editor’s note: We are confident in our reporting of the gist of Tipton’s comments Monday.
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