“We made the decision in Tennessee nearly two years ago not to expand traditional Medicaid,” Haslam said. “This is an alternative approach that forges a different path and is a unique Tennessee solution. Our approach is responsible and reasonable, and I truly believe that it can be a catalyst to fundamentally changing health care in Tennessee,” Haslam said.
“Some might ask why is a conservative Republican announcing we’re going to do this. No one has ever argued that we’re going to end Medicaid,” Haslam said at a press conference announcing the plan.