Nashville trauma surgeon enters race for US Senate in 2020, promises ACA repeal

Manny Sethi, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon from Nashville, Tenn., is campaigning for a seat in the U.S. Senate that will be vacated by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, according to Tennessean.

Dr. Sethi is the first Republican to enter the race. Opponents so far include Democrat James Mackler, a veteran and defense attorney. 

Dr. Sethi announced his bid June 4. He said he plans to focus on healthcare, immigration and the opioid epidemic. He plans to produce a proposal to repeal and replace the ACA during his campaign. This will include an individual insurance market with more choice, as well as Medicare and Medicaid reform, according to Tennessean.

His opioid plans start with adding mental health counselors to schools and engaging more young people in stopping the opioid crisis.

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