NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Senate Republicans are urging their House colleagues to support legislation to require the state attorney general to mount a legal challenge to any federal law to require participation in a health care system.

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville and other Republican leaders held a brief press conference Wednesday morning before the companion bill of the "Tennessee Health Freedom Act" was to be heard in a House subcommittee.

That measure ended up being delayed a week after an amendment was added.

Senate sponsor Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet says most Tennesseans don't like President Barack Obama's health care plan, and that "this will be the way for them to choose other avenues."

Ramsey says he's trying to meet with the state's attorney general to discuss the matter.


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