A victory for Tennessee, a victory for America, a victory for the TEA Party: Gov. Haslam listens to the people - says no Obamacare exchange for Tennessee.
The first battle of the next Tea Party wave — December 5 rally in Nashville against Obamacare exchange. TEA Party rally; LOOKS LIKE IT WAS PRETTY BIG: Pictures From Yesterday’s “Just Say No To ObamaCare” Rally in Nashville.
After thousands of phone calls and e-mails to Governor Haslam's office, the grassroots patriots of Tennessee have pressured Governor Haslam into partly rejecting Obamacare from Tennessee. In a speech today the Governor said that the government of Tennessee will not be setting up an Obamacare Insurance Exchange. More info from his office available here.
The Governor was pushing hard to implement Obamacare in TN behind the guise of having the state government run the Exchange but buckled under pressure from the People of Tennessee. The result is that the feds will not be likely to set up an Exchange in TN because there has been no funding appropriated for it. This is effective nullification of unconstitutional federal law.
There is one other hurdle to stop Obamacare from creeping into Tennessee; and that is the expansion of Medicaid spending. Per the US Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, as long as the government of TN refuses to expand Medicaid spending, then the feds are powerless to further implement Obamacare within the borders of Tennessee!
We have won one victory, we must now keep up the pressure and stop
the government of TN from taking the federal bait and getting hooked
into an expansion of Medicaid spending. OUR NEXT GOAL IS TO STOP THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE EXPANSION OF MEDICAID SPENDING! Doing so will stop Obamacare from slithering into Tennessee.
Fortunately, there is already a bill to do that in the works. Look for more on the second round of this fight coming soon...