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Bill would require Haslam to get
lawmakers´ approval to expand TennCare

Tennessean [Nashville], by Max Smith

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 2/5/2014 11:39:57 AM

Republican state lawmakers are working on a bill that would force Gov. Bill Haslam to get their permission before expanding Tennessee’s health insurance program for the poor. A House committee voted Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar the governor from unilaterally expanding TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program. The measure’s sponsor, state Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, said it would ensure the expansion gets the same “scrutiny” as other bills. “We have bills to fix commas,” Durham said. “I think Medicaid is important enough that we go through the regular process.” The measure, filed as an amendment to House Bill

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"Moderate" Tennessee Republican governor is itching to expand Medicaid (lots of anchor babies to cover), more-conservative members of the legislature seek to slow down a bit.

      


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Bill would require Haslam to get
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