Haslam, Sebelius Differ on Status of Medicaid Talks

Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he is continuing to have conversations with federal officials about a way to expand Medicaid coverage for Tennesseans, the Times Free Press reports. Haslam, who declined to pursue an expansion of Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, is instead pursuing an expansion of TennCare. In a recent visit to the state though, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her office has yet to receive specifics from Haslam. The governor denied that claim, saying his administration has "presented a specific plan.”