Tillis fights for small businesses

Monday, March 25, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Recently, House Republicans approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) that expands access to high quality healthcare services for Tennessee’s small businesses, while also reducing overall costs.

House Bill 1126, which passed by a 95-0 vote, paves the way for small businesses and independent contractors to access large group insurance coverage, which will ultimately improve the quality of care available to these important groups, while lowering overall costs.

The measure promotes competition and is part of the Republican-led CARE Plan, which will reshape healthcare in Tennessee through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families to make all medical decisions, instead of insurance companies or the government.

The overall goal of the innovative CARE plan is to increase access and the quality of care available to Tennesseans, while driving down overall costs and protecting all patients — with or without pre-existing conditions.

“This initiative is critical in improving both access and the quality of care available to our small businesses and our independent contractors,” said Representative Tillis. “These important groups are the backbone of our statewide economy, and I will continue to fight for them so they have access to critical resources that will help them succeed.”

House Bill 1126 now awaits the Governor’s signature. For more information about this initiative, please click here.

Rick Tillis is the House Majority Whip for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also a member of the House Finance, Ways, & Means, House Local, and House State Committees, as well as the House Departments & Agencies and House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittees. Tillis lives in Lewisburg and represents Tennessee House District 92, which includes Marshall and parts of Franklin, Lincoln, and Marion Counties.