Haslam Signs Health Freedom Act
March 18, 2011
Senate Bill 79, sponsored by Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster), does not seek to “nullify” any federal law, as it would allow individuals the option to participate in a federal program.
However, it acknowledges the right of Tennesseans to refuse to participate in a government-run health insurance program.
The legislation, called the Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act, seeks to protect a citizen’s right to participate, or not participate, in any healthcare system in Tennessee, and would prohibit the federal government from imposing fines or penalties on that person’s decision.
March 18, 2011 at 7:54pm
That's great news. We may finally have some true courageous folks in office who have a sense of responsibility. The Federal Courts have ruled that it is un-constitutional to require a citizen of the United States of America to purchase something based on a Federal mandate.