But it includes no state-by-state breakdowns.
"Some of that depends on obviously what the final bill looks like," Haslam, a Republican, told reporters. "The key thing, as I keep saying, for us is I think it's moving toward something where we'll get some per capita grant, a per person amount for folks in
Haslam added: "We're willing to do that, but will we have some additional flexibility in the program? The initial bill that I saw did not have all that much additional flexibility. So that's our primary concern."
Tennesseans who are on the federal health care exchanges -- where they currently receive federally subsidized premium assistance based on their income -- would be affected.
"The challenge for us as a state is if there's, say, a new drug that comes out that we weren't covering previously, say like the Hep C drug that came out that's
"That's the reason we feel like we need more flexibility to be prepared for something like [that]," Haslam continued. "Obviously in an economic downturn you're going to have more people come on
Unlike many states,
Alluding to the health care exchange intended for persons whose incomes are above the poverty level,
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