TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 31, 2015

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee voted 2-6-1 today against a resolution to allow Gov. Bill Haslam to implement "Insure Tennessee" -- his plan to provide low-income Tennesseans with federally subsidized healthcare. Although the House version of the plan is still alive, the likelihood of Insure Tennessee becoming law this year is very low, the Tennessean reports. The bill considered today differed significantly from the version defeated during a special session earlier this year. The new plan required that Haslam wait to implement the program until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the legality of subsidies and federal officials grant approval for Tennessee to end the program at any time.