The 117th letter: Political possibility or moral necessity

Dear Governor Haslam:

This is my 117th letter to you.

Now is the time for you to define the conversation the legislature will join in January.  Tenn Care expansion should be more than a conversation about political possibility.  It should be a conversation about moral necessity.  It is more than “how can we.”  It should be “how can we not.”

You can make that happen by the way you frame the issue.  One idea:  have a 1 day “gap” conference.  Listen to the people affected.  Listen to the people.  Invite community leaders etc who can be helpful in framing a moral message…..but listen to the people.  Add your voice to theirs.

Take the money.  For goodness sakes take the money.  Way too much has been passed on.  But serve the people.  It is way pass time.  And even more than the money we can not pass any longer on that.

Until tomorrow.

Yours truly,

Larry Drain

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