Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; March 31, 2015:
Nashville, Tenn. (March 31, 2015) — Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party issued the following statement after Insure Tennessee failed to pass out of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee:
“Today’s vote on Insure Tennessee shows that Tennessee Republicans don’t care if they deny health care to hardworking Tennesseans. They don’t care that working families will go broke if they get sick. They don’t care that hospitals are going to close and people will lose their jobs. They don’t care that without health care, Tennesseans will die.
The ridiculous amount of time they spent debating whether or not “Insure Tennessee” is “Obama Care” clearly shows that they let their hatred of President Obama get in the way of doing what’s right for the people of Tennessee”
Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; March 31, 2015:
“Our work to provide health coverage to Tennesseans must continue”
NASHVILLE – State Sen. Jeff Yarbro released the following statement on today’s vote against Senate Joint Resolution 93 authorizing the Insure Tennessee plan:
“It’s heartbreaking to see the Senate Commerce Committee fail to act on Insure Tennessee and fail to offer any alternative,” Sen. Yarbro said. “Our work to provide health coverage to Tennesseans must continue.
“I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of people who came to their Capitol today to make their voices heard. We can’t give up now.”
Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; March 31, 2015:
Vows to keep up fight
Nashville, TN: House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh issued the following statement after Insure Tennessee failed to pass out of the Senate Commerce Committee:
“I know there are a lot of disappointed people across the state today. I’m disappointed too, but it’s not what we feel today that matters, it’s what we resolve to get up and do tomorrow. The House has yet to have our chance to vote on Insure Tennessee. We deserve that chance, our constituents deserve the right to be heard and 300,000 Tennesseans who get up everyday, go to work and pay taxes deserve the chance to have health care. This is a moral issue and we have a moral imperative to pick ourselves up and keep fighting.”