Fitzhugh Calls on General Assembly to Pass Insure TN

Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; February 4, 2015:

Fitzhugh Statement on Billion Dollars Lost
Time for General Assembly to pass Insure Tennessee

Nashville, TN: House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) issued the following statement marking the 400th day without a solution for those in the Medicaid gap, as well as the $1 billon mark for funds lost:

“Today is a sad anniversary for Tennessee as we mark the 400th day with no solution for those in the Medicaid gap. As of this morning, our tax payers have lost $1 billion—that’s billion with a ‘B’—to other states, while 800 totally preventable deaths have occurred because working people could not afford coverage. When a solution is so close, delaying passage any further is a moral crisis of the first degree. There are 280,000 working people waiting for the General Assembly to make the right decision. It’s time to act now and pass Insure Tennessee.”