Haslam Still in Talks with Feds Over Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Bill Haslam continues to talk with President Barack Obama’s administration since his decision last month not to accept federal funding at this time for an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. He was in Washington, D.C., last week to meet with federal health officials about a possible compromise, the Memphis Daily News reports. Haslam is not putting any kind of timeline on the talks saying, “I’m working hard to get it done as soon as we can. I honestly don’t know if that’s a month or a year. The new plan comes into play in January 2014. Whether we could have something by then, I honestly don’t know.”