Kelsey: Conservatives Ran on Limited Gov’t in Nov, Not Expanding Obamacare

Statement from state Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown; January 8, 2015:

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 8, 2015 – Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Haslam’s call today for a special session to enact Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

“Conservatives ran campaigns in November for limited government, not for expanding government as part of Obamacare. The governor’s plan would add to the federal debt and the income tax burden owed by Tennesseans. It is unclear whether funding will exist in two years or whether these able-bodied, childless adults will have to be kicked off the TennCare rolls as many were in 2005.”

Senator Kelsey represents Cordova, East Memphis, and Germantown. He served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 108th General Assembly.