“The Obama administration’s approach is an unaffordable healthcare mandate that is a significant overstep of the federal government’s authority,” Haslam said.So, apparently, if the Obama administration were to have done nothing, health care costs would've magically stopped rising significantly? Because, I seem to remember there being a little problem with bloated health care inflation that necessitated action by the federal government in the first place.
“I’m committed to controlling health care costs and finding meaningful ways to improve the health of Tennesseans by encouraging healthy choices, personal responsibility and accountability. Forcing mandates on states and individuals is the wrong approach, and if Obamacare is implemented, healthcare costs will rise significantly, putting a serious strain on state budgets across this country.”
Oh, but wait, Haslam has his own novel approach to encourage "healthy choices, personal responsibility and accountability." Could someone fill a brother in on what that is? Are we talking about their plans to protect negligent doctors from legal repercussions?