Stop ObamaCare Act Passes First Hurdle
(January 29, 2014) NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFPTN) is pleased to announce the passage of Representative Jeremy Durham’s HB 937 over the first hurdle in the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee 6-2.
The bill prohibits Medicaid Expansion as mandated by ObamaCare unless authorized by the Tennessee legislature. The United States Supreme Court ruled the mandatory expansion of Medicaid in the states as unconstitutional.
Rep. Durham stated, “This bill ensures the Tennessee legislature has the final say on whether or not we learn from our past, exercise fiscal responsibility, and refuse to put our state in another financial crisis by expanding Medicaid pursuant to ObamaCare.”
“It seems ideal we would pass a measure protecting Tennessee’s economy prior to a visit by President Obama touting our fiscal well-being as a state,” said AFPTN State Director Andrew Ogles. “Obama’s policies have eliminated jobs across the country, driven down wages, and served as a hindrance to our nation’s economy. Today, Tennessee took a stand against Obama’s failed policies and over-bearing federal mandates.”