Beacon Center: Despite President’s ‘Bragging,’ Obamacare a Failure

Press Release from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, July 1, 2015:

President Obama Visits Nashville to Encourage Obamacare Expansion

Today, President Obama visited Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Madison to brag about his increasingly unpopular healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Cunningham, Communications Director at the Beacon Center stated, “After bragging about the success of the Affordable Care Act, the President implied that the state should expand Medicaid, a move that would be both immoral and unaffordable.”

Cunningham went on to add, “Instead of expanding Obamacare to hundreds of thousands of able-bodied Tennesseans, it is time to come up with real solutions that actually address the healthcare problems we have in this state. While we thank the President for visiting our beautiful capital city, giving a speech on bad policy and shaking a few hands is not going to solve our healthcare problems here in Tennessee.”

Justin Owen, president & CEO of the Beacon Center noted, “Obamacare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unfair. Instead of continuing to expand a failing healthcare law like the President suggests, we should help all Tennesseans by repealing the expensive insurance mandates for all Americans, expanding charity care, embracing new innovations such as telemedicine, and reforming – not expanding – the existing Medicaid program for those truly in need.”


The Beacon Center of Tennessee empowers Tennesseans to reclaim control of their lives, so that they can freely pursue their version of the American Dream. The Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and independent organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens and public leaders with expert empirical research and timely free market solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.