News - Top Stories - Gov. Haslam Announces New Healthcare Alternative for Tennesseans

December 15, 2014 5:51 PM

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Monday that he has reached a deal with federal officials to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after months of discussions.

Called Insure Tennessee, the program will provide coverage for the state's uninsured without creating new taxes for Tennesseans. Under the plan, members would receive a voucher to purchase insurance in the private market, according to statement from the governor's office and a news conference.

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