Democrats Hit Haslam for Medicaid Delay

State Democrats marked the one-year anniversary of Gov. Bill Haslam’s promise to seek a “Tennessee Plan” to expand Medicaid with a press conference yesterday in which they urged him to take action. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Nashville Thursday, in part to push for Medicaid expansion in the state. Earlier, however, the state legislature gave final approval to HB 937, a measure that requires the governor to get the General Assembly’s permission before expanding TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program. The Tennessean has the story.