The 48th letter: Our skin in the game

A Dear Governor Haslam encore

Dear Governor Haslam


Dear Governor Haslam:

This is my 48th letter to you.

Governor I read somewhere that your “Tennessee Plan” is supposed to give people “skin in the game.” I think your idea is that by having people pay a co-pay that their insurance will mean more to them. Governor I got skin. Her name is Linda (the pretty one in the picture above).

Linda was born with epilepsy. A few years ago a good day for us was 10-15 grand mal seizures. Not many days were good days. She has been in status epilipticus 4 different times. She finally hurt herself bad. She fell down a flight of stairs during a seizure and hit her face on the banister. She broke her face.

She had brain surgery. It stopped the seizures for a year but when they came back they came back with a vengeance.. At one point she was in…

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