Medicaid expansion fails in TN legislature

House subcommittee fails to advance measure

Medicaid expansion fails in TN legislature

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Efforts to expand Medicaid coverage in Tennessee have failed in the state legislature.

A Tennessee state house subcommittee voted down the “The Mike Pence Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019,” which was modeled after the way the current vice President expanded Medicaid coverage when he was governor of Indiana.

Supporters said the measure would have helped combat the opioid crisis and prevent rural hospitals from closing.

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