Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Urges Legislators to Pass Insure Tennessee

Mar 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Days after House Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued a statement in support of Insure Tennessee.

“Speaker Ryan said: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land.’ Kansas and other states with Republican legislatures are working toward Medicaid expansion,” Rep. Cooper said. “It’s time to stop the bickering, help our neighbors and pass Insure Tennessee. There is no excuse for inaction.”

Cooper also applauded state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and state Sen. Jeff Yarbro for reviving action on a bill that would authorize Gov. Haslam to expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Fitzhugh will be presenting the bill to the Tennessee House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee on Wednesday.