Haslam Says No to State-Run Health Exchange
Feds will run Affordable Health Care Act in Tennessee; governor acknowledges not being "fan" of Act, but says his was a "business" decision, not a political one.
December 10, 2012 at 2:35PM
Maintaining that he was making a “business” decision, not a political one, Governor Bill Haslam ended several weeks of suspense by announcing Monday that Tennessee would not operate its own healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The governor’s decision does not mean that the elements of the Act will not be accessible in Tennessee, only that they will be operated exclusively under federal auspices and under federal regulations.