In 2010, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis joined 33 of his party brethren and all the chamber’s Republicans in voting against the Affordable Care Act.
But Davis certainly doesn’t doesn’t think the 2010 law is good cause for the ongoing federal shutdown. And Davis said he’s in fact grown more fond of Obamacare since being ousted from his seat in Washington by Republican Scott DesJarlais three years ago.
“I see there’s some good things in there, and I think that we ought to give it a chance,” Davis said of the sweeping, controversial federal health reform legislation package. “It should not be the issue that shuts government down. It should not be the issue that keeps us from paying our bills.”
Like Tennessee Democratic Patty spokesman Brandon Puttbrese, who told TNReport recently the state missed an opportunity when it relinquished development and management of the Tennessee Obamacare exchange to the Obama administration itself, Davis wishes Tennessee would have decided to run its own program, like Kentucky, which seems to have averted the technical meltdown experienced by the federally run system.