Statement from Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron regarding decision by Governor Haslam on state-based insurance exchanges

 (NASHVILLE, TN), December 10, 2012  — “I am very pleased that Governor Haslam made the decision to reject state-based insurance exchanges.  The federal government continues to show they have no qualms in making up new rules as they move forward.” 

“As a businessman, I would not enter into any agreement without knowing all of the requirements.  The Governor’s letter to Secretary Sebelius reiterates this citing the more than 800 pages of draft rules that have been issued since the November election.  He also talks about the significant risks involved with taking on an exchange while they are still devising the rules and the fact that states have still not received appropriate information.  I absolutely believe Governor Haslam made the right decision.”


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