Yarbro: Democrats Will Continue to Make Case for Medicaid Expansion

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

“This conversation is not over. Democrats will continue to make the case.”

NASHVILLE –State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, the Democratic member of the Senate Health Committee, released the following statement on today’s vote ending the prospect of passage for Insure Tennessee during the extraordinary session:

“Lawmakers have spent two years trying to find a solution to expand access to health care in our state, but it took only two days for the legislature to vote it down,” state Sen. Jeff Yarbro said. “It’s disheartening that seven Senators can make this decision for 6.5 million Tennesseans.”

“This conversation isn’t over,” Sen. Yarbro said. “Democrats will continue to make the case for expanding access to affordable health insurance in Tennessee. We will continue to work with the governor and with common-sense members of both parties to move past politics and do what’s right for Tennesseans.”