Tennessee will not expand health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, with state senators rebuking Gov. Bill Haslam's controversial health care proposal.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted against passing Haslam's Insure Tennessee. Only four of the 11 committee members voted in favor of the plan.
The vote comes minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said she doesn't think there are enough votes in the House to pass the plan.
The vote came minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said didn't think there were enough votes in the House to pass the plan....
"I don't think I have the support," Harwell told reporters as she walked away from the House chamber Wednesday. (No MA'AM you don't but thanks for noticin....)
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This is what happens when citizens make their voices heard. Citizens from all over the state showed up to voice their opposition to a bill that is basically a bailout for the hospitals and an expansion of Medicaid under the ACA. The citizens against this bill were outnumbered 4 to 1. This goes to show that it does not take a majority to prevail but a tireless minority keen on setting the brushfires of freedom in the hearts of men.
Hey National GOP, take a tip from me. In order to win on an issue...you have to actually push back first. Take note of the example set here in Tn for how to do that. You can't win, if you don't try....But you must believe like we do and fight back, otherwise you're just pretending. That's another story for another day....
For now....Kudos to the those of you who took time off from work and drove to Nashville to instruct your leaders on what you wanted them to do. (Tn Constitution “That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances, or other proper purposes, by address of remonstrance.” Article 1 Section 23
And to those of you who took the time to call and email...ENJOY THIS DAY, YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!