Tenn. Senate Committee Rejects Revised Version of Medicaid Expansion Plan
On Tuesday, a Tennessee Senate committee voted 6-2 against advancing a revised version of Gov. Bill Haslam's (R) alternative Medicaid expansion proposal. Haslam's plan would have used federal funding to extend coverage to state residents with annual incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level by helping them to purchase health plans offered by their employers or by enrolling them in the state's Medicaid program.
- "Haslam's Insure Tennessee Plan Fails Again in Committee Vote" (Johnson, AP/Washington Times, 3/31).