Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee during a news conference at the state Capitol in Nashville on Monday. The Republican governor said he will call the state Legislature into special session to take up the proposal that would make Tennessee the 28th state plus Washington, D.C., to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law.
• What: “Insure Tennessee” is a two-year pilot program for expanding Medicaid coverage using federal dollars. Haslam says the program is designed to “reward healthy behaviors,” and “incentivize choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms.”