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A Better Mid-South: Insure Tennessee

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Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

If you live in Tennessee I am begging you to educate yourself on the Insure Tennessee plan.

Insure Tennessee is the Medicaid expansion program drawn up by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. This plan would provide federally financed healthcare coverage for more than 280,000 Tennesseans.

Here's the other thing — as taxpayers in Tennessee — we are already paying this money to the federal government. Efforts are underway to bring Insure Tennessee back up for a vote. We need to do this. If we don't, hospitals will close, taxes will go up and people will die from the lack of healthcare.

This is not a political issue. This is about the health of the people who live in our state. Healthy people contribute to a healthier economy.

I can't possibly tell you the numerous reasons you should support Insure Tennessee. But I can encourage you to do your homework and then call your state lawmakers to let them know how you feel about Insure Tennessee.

Go to my Facebook page, A Better Mid-South for a link to contact information for your lawmakers. Passing Insure Tennessee will make this a Better Mid-South and a better Tennessee.

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