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AAPS Tennessee State Chapter

Tennessee Rally Against Obamacare

On March 2, 2013, in Action Alert, by admin


Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 1pm
Legislative Plaza, Downtown Nashville

Keeping Obamacare out of TN is a two part process. The first part was keeping the Exchange from occurring. Through grassroots effort this was accomplished. The last part is keeping the Medicaid expansion from occurring. HCA (the largest for profit medical corporation in the world, headquartered in Nashville) has been lobbying TN legislators and especially Governor Haslam hard to allow the expansion so they can receive millions of dollars in the form of your tax payer money to give to themselves. HCA has given millions to these legislators and Haslam in campaign contributions. Make sure that these legislators uphold your wishes and the Constitution, not the corporate agenda. It is important to know that Haslam has already taken steps that equate to keeping Obamacare viable in TN. This is the last push to end Obamacare once and for all in TN. Stand strong and show Gov. Haslam and other legislators that we will not allow the expansion and Obamacare in TN.

Speakers: (This List Will Be Updated As Speakers Are Confirmed)

  • US Congressman Scott Desjarlais MD
  • State Representative Jeremy Durham
  • State Senator Mae Beavers
  • Ben Cunningham (Founder of the Nashville Tea Party and Spokesman for Tennessee Tax Revolt, Inc., A Taxpayer Advocacy Group)
  • Mike Maharrey, National Communications Director for The Tenth Amendment Center
  • Ralph Weber, Founder of Medibid.com and Chairman of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), Tennessee Chapter
  • Brenda Causey, Tennessee State Director with Concerned Women for America

AAPS Associate member Ralph Weber will be on Tenth Amendment Radio on 9/12 at 8pm Central Time discussing the proposed TN Heath Care Compact.  The exchange and compact issues likely will be back before the TN legislature in 2013.  Click here to read an alert we sent out earlier in the year addressing the TN Compact.

Listen in Wednesday night at 9:00 PM Eastern / 8:00 PM Central at http://radio.tenthamendmentcenter.com!

Below you will find more info from the Tennessee Campaign for Liberty and from the Tenth Amendment Center.

Do you want to stop Obamacare from coming to Tennessee?

Message from TN Campaign for Liberty

Starting in January, during the 2013 legislative session in Tennessee, our Republican lawmakers in Nashville will have to make a choice – accept or reject Obamacare at the state level!

Governor Haslam has been quietly pushing to accept Obamacare on the state level by working towards an Obamacare Insurance Exchange and others have also been pushing for a Healthcare Compact (which must first meet Obama’s criteria before approval).

The recent Supreme Court decision said that the the federal government is powerless to implement Obamacare at the state level so long as the states don’t first build their own Exchange, Compact, or take more Medicaid dollars from the feds.

Make no mistake, the fight is on!

There is a ton of money and power at stake and the establishment is pushing hard for this, hiring lobbyists masquerading as tea partiers, spinning the facts, and spewing subterfuge.

Don’t be fooled, and don’t let your state legislators be fooled either.

Wednesday night, Sep 12th, the Tenth Amendment Center is hosting one of the world’s foremost experts of healthcare policy on their webstream to discuss the upcoming struggle against Obamacare at the state level. His name is Ralph Weber and lives right here in Tennessee.

Before you tune in to the stream, familiarize yourself with the upcoming fight to prevent Obamacare from sneaking into Tennessee through the back door.

Read the TNCFL’s blog post about what is happening:

Tune into the stream Wednesday night by reading the information below from the TN Tenth Amendment Center –

What’s in the Tennessee Health Care Compact: Live on Wednesday Night

Message from Tenth Amendment Center

What is the health care compact and what is it designed to do in Tennessee and other states? Many paid and unpaid operatives within the tea parties, as well as legislators here in Tennessee have been advocating for the health care compact. They say it will stop the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Still others say it’s dangerous, and that it really is just Obamacare by another name. How do you figure out the truth?

Live on TRX: Tenther Radio, we are going delve into the depths of the health care compact controversy with Ralph Weber, a very experienced health care policy analyst. He will be our guest on TRX: Tenther Radio on Wednesday evening at 9 PM Eastern/8 PM Central. He has been actively analyzing the health care compacts across the country, but especially the compact here in Tennessee. You won’t want to miss this episode!

Listen in Wednesday night at 9:00 PM Eastern / 8:00 PM Central at http://radio.tenthamendmentcenter.com!

About Ralph Weber 
Ralph Weber is a leading health care policy analyst who has been called on by several presidential candidates for his expertise in the field of health care reform, where he has made significant contributions to their health care policies. He is the author of the book MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats That Rule Your Health Care, which shows how red tape and ruthless regulations issued by power-hungry bureaucrats are taking control of your health care.

Driven by a passion for greater access, transparency, and value in health care, Ralph and a group of private investors founded MediBid. MediBid does what politicians and government cannot do: control costs, expand access, and offer quailty choice and value to patients and employers. MediBid allows patients to shop for medical care across state lines and international borders, with full transparency.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, he started an international healh insurance brokerage in Canada known as Route Three Benefits, Inc. After watching several family members be unnecessarily injured because of the lack of access in the Canadian socialized health care system, Weber moved his family to the U.S. in 2005. He now resides in Tennesse


Orthopedic surgeon and AAPS President Lee Hieb, MD explains to John Stossel why restoring a free market in U.S. medical care will increase access to care, lower costs and improve quality.  Government involvement in health care hurts patients.


The Whole Truth television commercial

On May 14, 2012, in Video, by admin

A response to the Democrat ad showing Paul Ryan throwing grandma off a cliff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGnE83A1Z4U  Get the whole truth on how Obamacare will impact the health and welfare of your loved ones at www.AmericanDoctors4Truth.org.


On June 30th, AAPS Tennessee and AAPS Kentucky will co host the 2nd annual Doctors’ and Patients’ Town Hall. We will be discussing the ruling of SCOTUS at the event. Tickets will go on sale soon, stay tuned!

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Healthcare Compacts are covered in sections 1331 and 1333 of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In a nutshell, if the Healthcare Compact is passed AND approved by the secretary of HHS, it would establish an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) to oversee healthcare in Tennessee. It would still need to meet all of the ObamaCare requirements regarding coverage, including distribution through ObamaCare exchanges, the comprehensiveness of coverage, and would need to be administered in conjunction with TennCare.

Click here to see bottom of page 96 of ObamaCare; read the highlighted section.

Supporters will ask if you wouldn’t rather have the state regulate your healthcare than the feds. Rep. Pody claims HB 369 would enable a “detour” by the train headed to D.C.

(See his presentation here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtjGRAPpFDY&feature=youtu.be — Rep. Pody’s comments at 1 minute and 1:58).

The fact is that with the Compact the feds and an NGO would really be in charge, although the program would devour 65% of our state budget.


Please call Speaker Beth Harwell and tell her “NO to House Bill #369”!

615-741-0709 (O)

[email protected]

PLEASE also call your State House Representative and tell them to “VOTE NO on 369”, you don’t want the state to enact the ObamaCare compacts

Find your State House Rep here – http://capitol.tn.gov/house/members/

Here is a list of ALL of their e-mail addresses – http://tncampaignforliberty.org/wordpress/2012/04/e-mail-list-of-state-senators-and-reps/

ACT NOW! A vote is expected tomorrow, Wed, Apr 25!


August 6, 2011 – Doctors Town Hall

On June 6, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Saturday, August 6
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lipscomb University, Ward Hall

Join us on August 6 to learn why health care policy is moving in the wrong direction and what doctors and patients can do help restore our medical freedoms.

There is no charge for this event but we ask that you please RSVP at www.DoctorsTownHall.com .


Tort Reform Passes in TN

On May 13, 2011, in tort reform, Uncategorized, by admin

Gov. Bill Haslam has accomplished a key part of his economic agenda with the passage today of his proposal to reform the court system.

The Tennessee General Assembly will send the “Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011” to the Republican governor for his signature, following passage by the Senate today by a vote of 21-12. House members passed the bill earlier this week by a vote of 72-24, and the measure had passed through committees in the Republican-controlled assembly with relative ease.

Supporters, such as free-market advocacy group the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, applauded the effort. The group, as well as a range of business leaders, had argued that capping non-economic damages in court creates jobs by reducing fear of large judgments and associated insurance costs.

“Tennesseans spoke loud and clear to lawmakers that they were more interested in jobs than the status quo and an unpredictable civil justice system,” said Justin Owen, president of the group, said in a statement.

Read more: Gov. Haslam’s tort reform passes | Nashville Business Journal


Rand Paul, M.D. speaks to AAPS members in Nashville

On February 14, 2011, in Video, by admin

From AAPS 2009 Annual Meeting:


Introducing AAPS Tennessee Chapter

On February 10, 2011, in Survey, by admin

Dear AAPS members and friends in Tennessee,

Thanks to a growing number of AAPS physician members in the state we are organizing a state chapter.

Physician members Brad Blankenship, M.D. of Murfreesboro and John Woods, M.D. of Jackson along with associate member Ralph Weber of Murfreesboro have agreed to help lead this effort.