DesJarlais Gives Statement On Tennessee Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Representative Scott DesJarlais released the following statement on the announcement that 36,250 Tennessee residents have signed up for Obamacare:  

“These dismal enrollment numbers are compounded by recent estimates that more than 80,000 Tennesseans will now lose their health care coverage due to Obamacare. That means despite its trillion dollar price tag, the president’s health care law is actually increasing the number of uninsured in our state. Each day it becomes more and more clear that a full repeal of this law is the only acceptable course of action.


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