Some Follow Up Questions on Health Care Reform Bill for Sen. Mae Beavers
The Tennessee Report covered Tuesday’s press conference on health reform repeal and the state-level bill that will do away with the obligation that all Tennesseans participate in health care reform. They also got response from Sen. Mae Beavers:
However, the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee chairwoman indicated Tuesday evening that Mancini is the one “wasting time” with her attempts to convince her, Beavers, to betray core conservative constituencies and renege on key campaign promises.
“I’m running with the bill no matter what,” assured Beavers. “(Mancini) can still have national health care if she wants it.”
Beavers said her Tennessee Health Freedom Act does nothing to prohibit anyone from enrolling in government-run or private health insurance programs if they choose; it only seeks to insulate citizens against retribution from the federal government if they choose not to.
In a press release issued last week, Beavers said “the health care law passed by Congress last year is ‘big brother’ at his worst.”
“They think it’s going to be free health care for everybody. Nothing is free. Somebody’s going to have to pay for it,” said Beavers.
I have four follow-up questions for Sen. Beavers, if she’s willing.
- Define “National Health Care?” How is the Affordable Care Act “National Health Care?”
- What kind of “retribution from the federal government” is she talking about?
- How is the health care law is “big brother at it’s worst?”
- Who thinks there is going to be free health care for everybody?
Thank you, Senator Beavers.