But it includes no state-by-state break downs.
Haslam, a Republican, told reporters today that "some of that depends on obviously what the final bill looks like. 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 said "we're wiling 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 received federally subsidized premium assistance depending based on income would be impacted.
"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 flexibly 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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