Haslam: Still No Decision on Medicaid Deal

After announcing a wellness plan aimed at getting Tennesseans to eat better, exercise more and avoid tobacco products yesterday, Gov. Bill Haslam said he is still talking with federal officials about a deal to provide health care coverage to more low-income individuals. Haslam said he is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., later this month to figure out whether the two sides can come to an agreement on a way to expand coverage without growing the state’s TennCare Medicaid program. “We’re very serious about trying to see what the best long-term answer is for Tennessee,” Haslam said. The Nashville City Paper has the story.