Dear Governor Haslam:
This is my second 93rd letter to you.
I spent a good part of the afternoon looking at videos on You Tube. I discovered that Tennessee has a section there. Kind of a hall of shame. There is a wide variety of videos that share a common theme and a common story.
A poor person without insurance is sick. They have tried everything to get help. Looked everywhere. And there is no help. Finally they get on You Tube and on the videos beg the state government of the state they live in not to kill them because they are poor. Sometimes people speak for themselves. Parents sometimes speak for their children. The message everywhere is the same. Please….Please….Please…..
People die because they cost too much.
We now have a choice. We have the ability to say no one costs too much. Without your action more will go on the wall of shame. There will be more pleases. People will beg for their lives. You can beat them to the punch. Act now. Open the conversation.
One video especially caught my attention. Ty Green. Does he ring a bell with you. Probably not. You are very busy. You ought to take a look at his mother begging for the life of her son. He’s dead now… No one listened soon enough to make a difference. He will not be the last Ty Green.