Haslam Says 'No' for Now to Medicaid Expansion

Expressing concern that the federal Medicaid expansion would prove too costly once subsidies run out and would hamper creative approaches to cost savings, Gov. Bill Haslam today said the state will not join the program for now. However, he left the door open for a reversal if federal officials address his concerns, The Tennessean reports. In a speech to state legislators, Haslam also said he wants to pursue a state plan for expanding health care coverage but has not received federal approval for that approach.