The 22nd letter: numbers

Dear Governor Haslam:

This is my 22nd letter to you.

You share a burden brought to the governship by Phil Bredesen.  During your watch people will die because they dont have a health insurance they could have had.

According to the Harvard study quoted in an early letter as many as 900 people die a year without insurance.  Some of that is the Bredesen legacy and I can see how to a degree you might say it was the hand you drew.

This next year will, if something doesnt change, be the first year of the Haslam legacy.  900 people will die that didnt have too.  That didnt have to die if Tenn Care had been expanded.  That you chose not to save because of what you saw as the financial risk of the insurance that could have saved them.

You already have a hole.  Please governor choose a different legacy.  Leave us something to be thankful for.

Expand Tenn Care.  Please.

Until tomorrow.

Yours truly,

Larry Drain

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