Republican Senate challenger wants to overhaul healthcare system
The front runners in the Tennessee primary for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination have some competition beside each other.
Dr. George Flinn, from Memphis, is considered a long shot to win the primary against Senator Lamar Alexander and State Representative Joe Carr.
Flinn says he has seen first hand the need for changes on the U.S.- Mexico border,and says he is a full supporter of immigration reform.
However, Flinn says the big reason he's launched this campaign is to fight the Affordable Care Act. Flinn says that as a doctor, he knows patients who have been directly impacted by President Obama's health care law. Flinn told News 5 he is concerned about the future of health care in America.
"I just cannot see that passed along to my kids, grandkids, to the next generation, so I've got a plan and it's called the patient centered plan. It actually works for patients, not for insurance companies. A bureaucrat doesn't make your decisions, you make your decisions," Dr. Flinn told News 5.
Recent polls show Senator Lamar Alexander with a 30 point lead over Representative Joe Carr.
But a poll conducted by the Tea Party shows Alexander with only a 7 point lead.
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