Anderson Tea Party Opposes S.C. Health Care Bill
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 6:23AM

Tuesday the members of the South Carolina Ways and Means committee will consider a bill that will establish “The Healthcare Benefit Exchange Act” (HB 3738). This bill if passed is the first step to implement Obamacare in South Carolina. Upon the bill’s introduction in the legislature, several Republican co-sponsors withdrew their names after pressure from local tea party groups.

Local activist leader Jonathon Hill made a statement today asking Representative Dan Cooper and Representative Brian White to “stand with South Carolinians and stand against Obamacare” and to reject any legislation that seeks to implement the government takeover of health care.

Hill stated “We have to stop Obamacare on the state level. Our Senators and Congressmen have heard us, every Republican member of our federal delegation voted in favor of the repeal and now our state delegation must do the same. South Carolina has joined with 27 other states in challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, and we are winning--we cannot give in now. HB 3738 is NOT a plan B, there cannot be a plan B. We need to devote our full energy to defeating Obamacare. Now is the time when we must stand firm and continue our fight.”

Jonathon Hill is the organizer of the Anderson TEA Party ( as well as the Chairman for the Upcountry Coalition of Conservative Organizations which represents Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties.

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