Griffin Statement on Health Care Law Anniversary

March 23, 2011

Kenneth Ryan James, (202) 225-2506

Griffin Statement on Health Care Law Anniversary
Calls President Obama’s law ‘flawed beyond repair’

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s health care law:

“Our health care system desperately needs meaningful reform, but President Obama’s health care law is not what we need. As more businesses, unions—and even states—receive exemptions from implementing the law, and business leaders—both small and large—decry the law’s burdensome mandates, it is clear the President Obama’s law is flawed beyond repair.

“I am proud to have voted to repeal the law and call on my friends in the Senate to act. Let’s replace the new health care law with common sense reforms that lower costs, preserve the doctor-patient relationship, permit Americans to keep the coverage they have, allow the private sector to create jobs and follow the Constitution.”

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010.   For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.

Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University.  He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Major.  He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush.  Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.

Griffin’s congressional offices are located in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., and are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, except for federal holidays.  Office locations and directions are available online at, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515