Tennessee Escapes The Tyranny of Good Intentions

Insure Tennessee dies a natural death in the Tennessee state legislature.

Tennessee will not expand health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, with state senators rebuking Gov. Bill Haslam’s controversial health care proposal.

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted against passing Haslam’s Insure Tennessee. Only four of the 11 committee members voted in favor of the plan.

The vote comes minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said she doesn’t think there are enough votes in the House to pass the plan.

“I don’t think I have the support,” Harwell told reporters as she walked away from the House chamber Wednesday.

Sweet freedom. Now Governor Haslam can go back to working with Mayor Bloomberg on taking our guns away.

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  1. I don’t understand any of this. A Republican governor keeps pushing an Obama policy to a bunch of new state legislators who all just won a landslide majority by running against this kind of bullshit.

    He knew he didn’t have the votes. It wasn’t even close. So, why?

    Who would gain anything by this? The deadbeats would vote Democrat regardless. Insure 250k of them today and next year there will be 500k.

    Is this just getting fed money for the Frists, HCA, or the hospitals based out of here? I just don’t get it.

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