It is not about the cost of living but the cost of the way we live

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“It is not about the cost of living but the cost of the way we live.”  Those words were uttered by my wife in a speech she gave in November at the “Listen to the people” rally in Nashville.

In one sentence she summarized the entire debate about Insure Tennessee.

Legislators, fueled by political partisanship and in a frenzy of ideological purity, have argued and postured about what they fear the effect of Insure Tennessee will be on the cost of living.  They have spent a mountain of energy and effort trying to uncover the dark side of free but have totally missed the boat.  Although vitally important Insure Tennessee is about so much more than the cost of living.  It is about the cost of the way we live.  It is about the real cost.

Over 800 people in the halls outside the committee room knew exactly.  They knew…

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