Congressman Scott speaks on health care fiasco

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Republican Congressman Austin Scott (Source: WALB)Republican Congressman Austin Scott (Source: WALB)

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Republican Congressman Austin Scott spoke to purple heart recipients about the health care fiasco on Capitol Hill. 

Congressman Scott was the guest speaker at American Legion Post 335’s 3rd Annual Purple Heart Dinner in Sylvester. 

Scott said it’s going to take votes from both parties to fix the problems of the Affordable Care Act. 

He explained his party hasn’t had enough votes to repeal it.

Scott said healthcare is too expensive and the pharmaceutical drugs are even more costly. 

He also said his party is working to get better transparency with prices, something he hopes will reduce the cost of healthcare.   

“I don’t know anybody who thinks the Affordable Care Act what’s commonly known as Obamacare has worked the way it’s intended to work. And yet we haven’t gotten a single vote from any Democrat to fix the problems of it,” he remarked.

With agriculture being a significant part of Southwest Georgia’s economy, Congressman Scott is also focused on the new farm bill.

His party will be starting on the original drafts around September in hopes to find solutions for cotton farmers. 

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