Statement from Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, Dec. 10, 2012:
As I have stated many times before, I am vehemently opposed to Obamacare and the mandates that come along with it. The decisions regarding healthcare are best left to each Tennessean and their doctor—not a massive bureaucracy that is sure to send this country further into debt.
The federal government has not been forthcoming with details and information on the specifics of how to comply with setting up a state exchange, leading Governor Haslam to conclude that is not the best route for Tennessee, and I agree. Tennessee is fortunate to have a governor who thoughtfully arrived at this decision, and I appreciate his work on this issue.