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Advocates, opponents await Haslam call on Medicaid

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) -- Advocates and opponents of expanding Medicaid are eagerly awaiting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision on whether Tennessee will participate in the key facet of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Lawmakers are expected to formally invite Haslam to address a joint session of the General Assembly about the Medicaid decision on Wednesday morning.

Haslam canceled his weekly breakfast with legislative leaders, and his press office advised reporters to attend the House floor session. While Haslam's office would not confirm that he was planning to speak, the governor has said he plans to announce his decision before the end of the week.

An expansion would be estimated to cover roughly 140,000 uninsured Tennesseans and bring in $1.4 billion in federal money in the first year.

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