Op-EdThank you, Nashville, for saying ‘No’

Recently, we have seen the wisdom of Tennessee’s decision not to participate in the state- run exchange program for Obamacare, as well as the Medicaid expansion.   

Only 37 states offered to consider establishing an exchange with over $2 billion in funding needed to create them. Today, there are14 (out of the original 17) state-based Marketplaces in operation. Thirty states have adopted the Medicaid expansion.   

On May 1, the Seattle Times reported, “Daniel Levinson, inspector general for HHS, cautioned that ‘some states were struggling with their exchange budgets and illegally allocating federal dollars to pay for operational costs.’” More...


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