Group Petitions for TennCare Expansion

A coalition that includes the Tennessee Nurses Association, Tennessee League of Women Voters, Tennessee Health Care Campaign and the Tennessee Justice Center delivered to Gov. Bill Haslam an online petition with more 4,500 signatures urging the governor to offer TennCare services to everyone making 138 percent of the federal poverty level or less, the Tennessean reports. “I don’t care whether the governor calls it Haslamcare or tweaks some changes,” said Mary Headrick, the Tennessee physician who delivered the petition. “We really want these folks to be covered and our services to be preserved.”