Halsam among GOP governors filing brief opposing Affordable Care Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Gov. Bill Haslam joined with other Republican governors arguing against the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“The Obama administration’s approach is an unaffordable healthcare mandate that is a significant overstep of the federal government’s authority,” Haslam said.

Halsam expressed his support for an Amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the Republican Governor Public Policy Committee, of which he is a member.

"Forcing mandates on states and individuals is the wrong approach, and if Obamacare is implemented, healthcare costs will rise significantly, putting a serious strain on state budgets across this country," continued Haslam.

Last year, Haslam also signed onto a letter to President Obama asking him to expedite the legal process for cases related to the Affordable Care Act.

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