Dear Governor Haslam:
This is my 106th letter to you.
We have an old bumper sticker on our car…. a remnant of time with Governor Bredesen. It reads, “Tenn Care who would Jesus cut?” I cant begin to tell you in the last few years how many conversations that bumper sticker has started.
Whether or not you share the Christian faith or not what I like most about the sticker is that it clearly identifies the question as fundamentally a moral question. The issue is not how can you afford but how can you afford not to.
It is the issue of what is a given, what you must do because of what is important and what you are committed to that is so important. I dont think you see insurance for poor people as a moral imperative. I wish I did but I dont. We fight for what is important and you havent.
I have heard you are a person of faith. Jesus would fight. Governor my question to you is simple. Tenn Care- Who would Jesus add?