Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN), who has previously stood strong against Obamacare expansion, announced just before Christmas that he will push the legislature to create a new entitlement for able-bodied adults in a fast-approaching special session. We’ve previously written on Gov. Haslam’s backroom deal to expand Obamacare and its questionable financing structure.
Legislators still have very little information on the plan, having only sketched out the “basic concepts” and leaving many details blank. The informational packet Haslam recently delivered to legislators, for example, noted that many “operational details will be finalized” at a later date. But what little is known leaves no room for excitement.
Taxpayers to Crowd Out Private Coverage Support with Volunteer Plan
A key provision of Haslam’s Obamacare plan is what he’s calling the “Volunteer Plan.” Haslam officials don’t yet know how many of the program’s features will actually function, but they’re certain that it will be a success. Here’s what we know so far.
Read the full article on Forbes by Nic Horton, Jonathan Ingram, and Josh Archambault.