The 124th letter: Don’t solve a problem by making a problem

Dear Governor Haslam:

This is my 124th letter to you.

Don’t solve a problem by making a problem.

Your appeal of the Tenn Care ruling is an example.  You are appealing a ruling that says the state of Tennessee has to follow the law.  The basis of your appeal is that the federal government made you do it.  In the end you will have to follow the law and a bunch of lawyers will pocket Tennessee tax payer money in a year you  are expecting to have to cut spending by 7%.  Come on.  Do you really think anyone is going to buy that?  By the way it is unlikely a class action law suit for violating people’s rights will be filed against you if you don’t violate the rights of a whole class of people.

They tell me you are close to a Tennessee Plan.  Please think carefully.  There are a lot of ways you can go with this.  I am delighted you are acting, but please don’t solve one thing by making something else worse.  Beware of asking for skin of people with no skin left.

Until tomorrow.

Yours truly,

Larry Drain

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