Dear Governor Haslam:
This is my 118th letter to you.
The first shot in defining the discussion about Tenn Care discussion was fired in the last couple of days. Speaker Harwell says it will be next to impossible to extend Tenn Care because people associate it with Obama and obamacare and they hate Obama.
She is saying that because some legislators don’t like who the president is they are willing, no determined, to mortgage, steal, and destroy the lives of over 161,000 Tennesseans to prove a point. If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach then you have a much stronger stomach than me.
You need to define the conversation. It is about the provision of medical services to poor people who otherwise have no access or insufficient access to basic and necessary medical services. It is about honoring the citizens of this state.
Governor you have to share a vision of what Tenn Care expansion means. You can’t leave it to political opportunism and partisanship. It is not a vote on Barrack Obama. That vote has already been taken.
Governor make Tennessee for Tennesseans. All Tennesseans.