Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville Monday.i
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Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville Monday.

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Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville Monday.

Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville Monday.

Erik Schelzig/AP

Following the lead of other Republican governors, Tennessee’s Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act. Haslam announced the plan Monday morning; it’ll be debated by the legislature next month.

From Nashville, Bobby Allyn of member station WPLN reports:

“Gov. Bill Haslam said expanding Medicaid under the president’s terms didn’t make sense for Tennessee, a deeply red state. Instead, he sought a waiver from the president’s program —- going after the same goals but giving it a different name.

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Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/15/371011022/tennessee-governor-moves-to-expand-medicaid-coverage?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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