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Pody, Beavers file act to keep state funds from ObamaCare use
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Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and Representative Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) recently announced that they will sponsor a bill to resist implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Tennessee.The proposed measure is based on similar legislation already introduced in Georgia. Called the Tennessee Health Care Freedom and ACA Noncompliance Act, it would prohibit any cooperation by the state or its agencies in implementing or administering the federal health care program commonly referred to as “ObamaCare.”Pody told the Review Friday that while “ObamaCare” is a federal law, he does not feel that state funds or agencies should be used to implement the program.“What were trying to say is that if it (Affordable Care Act) is a federal program, Tennessee should not be forced to pay for it,” Pody shared.