Fincher Breaks Campaign Promise To Keep His Private Health Insurance and Accepts Taxpayer-funded Health Care
with Farm Bureau. It’s not your responsibility to pay it.”
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said Stephen Fincher lied to voters by saying that he would keep his private health insurance so taxpayers wouldn’t have to pay for his health care.
“It has only taken one month in Washington for Stephen Fincher to break his most personal campaign promise,” said Forrester. “Fincher stood before the people of the 8th District and repeatedly vowed he would not accept taxpayer-funded health care. He was very specific in saying he would keep his Farm Bureau policy.”
Earlier this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released the names of 15 Republicans who did not accept their government health care while they were attempting to repeal health care reform. Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee noted that Fincher was not among them.
“It didn’t take long for Representative Stephen Fincher to go Washington. Representative Fincher is accepting government funded health care, despite continuing the push to repeal the health reform benefits for middle income families,” said Ferguson. “Representative Stephen Fincher apparently believes that repealing health insurance reform and putting insurance companies back in charge of our health care may be good for his constituents, but it’s not good for his very own family. Representative Fincher is the worst kind of hypocrite – one who looks out for themselves instead of their constituents.”
In the video, Fincher says, “I’m gonna keep my same health insurance that I got right now with Farm Bureau. It’s not your responsibility to pay it.”
“Representative Fincher was obviously willing to say anything to be elected,” Forrester said. “The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve better than a public official willing to blatantly lie in order get their vote.”