Although Tennessee is required to create a healthcare exchange under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there is still the option for the program to be run by either the state or the federal government.
Currently, this issue has not been decided by Tennessee legislator, but those representing Seymour have laid-out their thoughts clearly.
“As anyone will tell you, each state knows its people and their needs better than the federal government,” said 12th District Representative Dale Carr (R). “The smaller you get in the government chain, the better pulse you have on what is happening immediately around you. I find no advantages for a federally run exchange.”
Carr then emphasized he does not in any way support a state exchange with the federal government and supports a healthcare system run by the state only.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.