Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Appeals court OKs Bredesen’s TennCare cuts

A federal appellate court Tuesday ruled Gov. Phil Bredesen could move forward with plans to slash 323,000 people from the state’s troubled $8.7 billion TennCare program.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling said U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. does not have the authority to block the state’s plans to implement the major overhaul needed to offset a $650 million shortfall in the program.
This is actually surprising, that a court is actually going to let the ELECTED LEGISLATORS do their jobs.

However, I am not surprised that the online newspaper, NashvilleCityPaper.com, characterized the plans as "slash 323,000" people. Are we really supposed to believe that the newpaper is objective with language like this? Isn't this editorializing?