Mae Beavers fights the federal power again
Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers is ready to fight the federal power on health care yet again-this time potentially as a part of a collective effort on the part of the States to get a wavier from the federal health care law. Such a move would insure that each State may have the health care system of its choice.
The latest proposal to thwart so-called ObamaCare, sponsored by State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mount Juliet), would mandate that Tennessee join a group of participating States demanding a wavier from the federal health care law so that each State may have the health care system of its choice. Such an idea is a kind of “collective nullification” by virtue of States joining in force. Meanwhile, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has asked President Obama to “fast track” the federal health care dispute to the Supreme Court of the United States for an immediate decision. Haslam knows that his plans for Tennessee’s fiscal future and the General Assembly’s constitutional requirement to balance the budget depend on the outcome of the judicial process where the federal health care law is concerned.
It will be curious just how far Governor Haslam is willing to push this issue and Tennessee’s States’ rights where health care (and other issues) are concerned. If the President won’t listen, perhaps the States can find ways to make Congress hear them.