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Both sides unhappy with Tennessee governor’s ‘third way’ plan for expanding coverage

Both sides unhappy with Tennessee governor’s ‘third way’ plan for expanding coverage

April 7, 2013 11:06 am by | 1 Comments

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam acknowledges his decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee and instead pursue a “third way” reform centered on using federal money to buy private health insurance for the working poor “frustrated people on both sides” o…


Tennessee joins list of states opting out of local health insurance exchange

Tennessee joins list of states opting out of local health insurance exchange

December 10, 2012 2:23 pm by | 1 Comments

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that Tennessee will not create its own state-run health insurance exchange — a marketplace for consumer information and purchase of health insurance plans, deferring to the federal government to run an ex…



Ignoring Obamacare could cost Tennessee more than $1 billion over 5 years

Ignoring Obamacare could cost Tennessee more than $1 billion over 5 years

November 14, 2012 5:55 am by | 1 Comments

NASHVILLE — The federal health reform law will cost the state up to $1.4 billion in its first 5 1/2 years, most of which will be incurred even if Tennessee doesn’t create its own health insurance exchange or expand its TennCare/Medicaid program, TennC…