Haslam may not be given choice on Medicaid growth - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Haslam may not be given choice on Medicaid growth

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) -- Given a little time, Gov. Bill Haslam may be able to negotiate beneficial terms for Tennessee to participate in federally-funded Medicaid expansion. But his Republican colleagues in the Legislature may not let him get to that point.

Republican bills before both chambers of the General Assembly would prohibit the governor from pursuing an expansion to TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Haslam told reporters last week that the maneuvering in the Legislature hasn't stopped him from closely evaluating the prospect of increasing eligibility to 138% of poverty.

Haslam said Tennessee could be granted flexibly on benefits for the estimated 145,500 people would be added to the TennCare rolls that would make the program more affordable in the years after the federal government stops covering 100% of the cost.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • TWRA: Free hunting day set for Aug. 26

    TWRA: Free hunting day set for Aug. 26

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:15:13 GMT
    NASHVILLE --- Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. The TWRA encourages regular hunt...More
    NASHVILLE --- Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. The TWRA encourages regular hunt...More
  • Sen. Corker releases statement on President's Afghanistan strategy

    Sen. Corker releases statement on President's Afghanistan strategy

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:34:08 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photoU.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photo

    Sen. Bob Corker released a statement Monday on President Trump's address on Afghanistan.

    More

    Sen. Bob Corker released a statement Monday on President Trump's address on Afghanistan.

    More
  • Local NAACP chapter discusses removal of Confederate statue

    Local NAACP chapter discusses removal of Confederate statue

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:19:30 GMT

    This comes in the middle of a movement to take down Confederate statues across the country. The statue is of a Confederate lieutenant general that was unveiled in 1919.

    More

    This comes in the middle of a movement to take down Confederate statues across the country. The statue is of a Confederate lieutenant general that was unveiled in 1919.

    More
Powered by Frankly