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VOL. 126 | NO. 26 | Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tenn. GOP Measure Targets Federal Health Care Law

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Republicans have proposed legislation that calls for the state to join an interstate compact challenging the new federal health care law.

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and several members of the Tennessee Tea Party joined Senate sponsor Mae Beavers in announcing the measure on Monday.

The proposal would provide a waiver for each participating state to create their own health care systems. The legislation would have to be approved by Congress.

Last week, Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam joined other governors in asking President Barack Obama to fast-track Supreme Court consideration of challenges to the federal health care law.

Haslam in the letter urges Obama to eliminate the "uncertainty" about the future of the health care overhaul after two federal court rulings that found the law unconstitutional. Judges in two other cases have upheld the law.

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