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VOL. 130 | NO. 63 | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Haslam's Insure Tennessee Plan Fails Again

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal has failed once again.

The proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans was defeated 6-2 in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. It failed in a special legislative session last month.

The measure was resurrected on a 6-2 vote in the Senate Health Committee last week.

Prospects for passage this last time were slim, even though Haslam tried to make his case with individual committee members.

Under the two-year pilot program, hospitals would cover the $74 million state share to draw down $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid funds. Many opponents of the measure have been unable to overcome their trepidation about voting for a program tied to President Barack Obama's health care law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 56 9,658
MORTGAGES 49 49 10,665
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 10 1,299
BUILDING PERMITS 212 212 21,170
BANKRUPTCIES 49 49 6,157
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 34 3,973
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 38 38 2,930
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 28 2,049