Brooks said what he has stated are "four very simple things.(NOTHING IS SIMPLE IN POLITICS! NOTHING!) The current plan is Tennessee unique. It is Tennessee specific. It has no Tennessee tax dollars (WHICH MEANS IT'S FREE RIGHT? IT USES TAXPAYER DOLLARS PERIOD! LAST TIME I CHECKED, TN STILL HAS SOME TAXPAYERS THOUGH YOU GUYS ARE WORKING ON THAT) and the Tennessee Hospital Association has agreed to pay for any additional costs.(OF COURSE THEY HAVE AND THEY WOULD NEVER RAISE PRICES ON THOSE OF US WHO HAVE INSURANCE IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T NOW WOULD THEY? I MEAN, THEY ARE IN TEH BUSINESS OF EATING ANY NEW COSTS RIGHT?) And I guess that's what they're saying I'm trying to get people to vote for it."
As Haslam traveled to West Tennessee on Wednesday to drum up support for his Insure Tennessee proposal, the governor declared, "This is not Obamacare. (OF COURSE IT'S NOT BECAUSE THEN YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO IT SO YOU JUST RENAME IT??? HEY WHERE HAVE WE SEEN THAT BEFORE??? )This is a different program that puts incentives in there for healthy behavior both on the user side and on the medical care provider side. And it won't cost Tennessee taxpayers another dime." (IT WON'T COST TN TAXPAYERS A DIME RIGHT??? YOU KNOW BECAUSE THAT FEDERAL MONEY COMES FROM WHAT??? OBAMA MONEY??? LOOK, YOUR ARE GETTTING MONEY FROM THE FEDS SET ASIDE FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION UNDER THE ACA AND THESE FUNDS GO TO INSURING THE VERY SAME PEOPLE THAT MEDICAID EXPANSION COVERS UNDER THE ACA SO JUST BECAUSE YOU CALL IT "INSURE TN" DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO FALL FOR YOUR FAKE OUT. LISTEN...GET A NEW PLAYBOOK, WE ARE ON TO THE OLD ONE!)
and then some more propaganda...
The lawmaker noted he voted for the Stop Obamacare Act, which was a bill requiring specific legislative approval for any plan Haslam developed.
Haslam's proposal doesn't amount to Obamacare, Brooks said. (BECAUSE THEY RENAMED IT SUCKERS! NOW MOVE ALONG....WE GOT SOME LEGISLATIN TO DO AND YOU GUYS ARE INTERFERING WITH OUR BRILLIANT SCHEMES!)
"It would be very, very Tennessee unique and Tennessee specific -- that's what makes the difference," Brooks said. "This is the Tennessee plan. This is not the ACA plan or an Obamacare plan." (IT'S UNIQUE! IT'S TN SPECIFIC! IT'S THE TN PLAN! THIS IS NOT THE ACA OR OBAMACARE BECAUSE WE RENAMED IT DAM^!T NOW MOVE ALONG! WE GOT SOME BRIBES TO ACCEPT AND WE DON'T WANT TO KEEP GARY SHORB...OOPS I MEAN WE GOT WORK TO DO FOR THE PEOPLES, YOU KNOW BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE...NOW MOVE ON!)
Haslam's two-pronged proposal includes a Tennessee Plan which would provide vouchers to workers interested in joining their employers' health plans. Another part, called Healthy Incentives, is a twist on the state's current TennCare Medicaid program. It includes premiums and co-pays for those with incomes above the federal poverty level and encourages healthier behaviors.
After 2017, when the state begins bearing a share of the costs -- up to 10 percent by 2020 -- Tennessee hospitals have agreed to provide the state's share. That means there aren't state tax dollars involved, the governor has said.(YEP LIKE WE SAID IT'S ALL FREE CRACK ...OOPS I MEAN NO STATE DOLLARS INVOLVED BECAUSE THERE ARE NO TAXPAYIN SUCKERS OF TN CONTRIBUTIN MONEY TO THE FEDS OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION)
Haslam also said any agreement he strikes with the Obama administration will have an escape clause allowing the state to get out of the program if it proves unworkable or too expensive. (Hahahaha TELL US OH WISE ONE BILLY POPPINS...HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY DID IT COST THE STATE TO SHUT DOWN THE BANKRUPTIN TENNCARE?)
"I understand some people don't agree with us, but I don't think it's a good thing for Tennessee when people come in with information that's just wrong and try to subvert the argument," Haslam said of some groups' criticisms.(OH MY! YOU MEAN LIKE THE GOVERNOR OF TN TELLING THE CITIZENS OF TN THAT HE'S NOT GOING TO EXPAND MEDICAID VIA OBAMACARE CRACK MONEY, BECAUSE IT'S CALLED "INSURE TN"??? IS THAT THE KIND OF SUBVERTING THE ARGUMENT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?)
Judge Judy once wrote a book titled "Don't Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining"...well don't expand Medicaid using Obamacare funds and tell me it's not an expansion of Obamacare because you decided to subvert the argument using the benevolent sounding "Insure Tn"....
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