Tennessee studies health exchange despite legal distraction
The Tennessean – 3/28/12 - As the guy leading work on Tennessee's health insurance exchange, Brian Haile is watching intently as U.S. Supreme Court legal arguments wrap up to determine whether the federal health reform law is constitutional. Haile says he's fascinated by the legal debate, but he also considers the case a distraction to state planning efforts that eventually will determine whether Tennessee sets up an exchange of its own to offer insurance -- or allows the federal government to operate the one planned here. Actually, Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration hopes the high court throws out the federal health reforms (derided by critics as "ObamaCare") as unconstitutional.
Posted on 03/29/2012 4:00 PM by David m Widmer