Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins

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State lawmakers will begin a special session today (Monday) to consider Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which will extend health coverage for about 280-thousand Tennesseans.

But Senator Bill Ketron tells NewsRadio WGNS those numbers aren't adding up...

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Representative Bryan Terry, who is also a local physician, says from a number's standpoint, he doens't see how it's going to work...

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The governor's proposal, which is a two-year pilot program, would call on the state's hospitals to pay the 74-million dollar share to bring down the two-point-eight billion dollars in federal Medicaid dollars. That money would then be offered to cover about 280-thousand uninsured in the state.

In a recent MTSU Poll of Tennesseans, among those who have heard of the proposal, 49 percent favor it, 11 percent oppose it, and 40 percent are unsure or haven't made up their minds.

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