Medicaid

Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Capitol Hill Conversation: To Expand Medicaid, Or Not To Expand

Governor Bill Haslam.

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act left Governor Bill Haslam with a big decision—expand Medicaid to include more low-income Tennesseans, or don’t. The governor is not exactly saying “yes” to expanding the state’s Medicaid program, known as TennCare. But he is not saying “no” either.

Haslam made his announcement last week to a joint assembly of the state Legislature, telling lawmakers he’s been working toward a “third option.”

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