TN Health Care Freedom Act Resurrected

In a ninth inning push to protect Tennesseans from the penalty provisions of Obamacare, the state Senate made an unprecedented move to recall from committee SB2560, the companion bill to Rep. Susan Lynn’s Health Care Freedom Act (HB2622).  If passed, HB2622 will write into law a policy statement for all Tennesseans that health care mandates…

Details

Constitutional Ignorance from the Tennessee AG

In an opinion released today on the Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act (HFA), State Attorney General Robert Cooper informs us that the Act is unconstitutional (and in essence, shouldn’t be passed by the legislature). Here’s his argument, in short (read the full opinion here): Congressional power to preempt state law arises from the Supremacy Clause…

Details