Cohen Pleased by TN Senate Health Subcommittee’s Vote to Revive Insure TN

Press release from U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. 09; March 23, 2015:

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), founding member of the Congressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus, issued the following statement regarding a 3-2 vote in a Tennessee State Senate subcommittee to recommend a resolution to give Governor Bill Haslam the authority to expand TennCare, the state’s Medicaid system:

“After Insure Tennessee was declared dead earlier this year, I am pleased about this effort to revive Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Expanding TennCare will result in a $1 billion federal funding infusion into our state each year boosting our economy, helping keep hospitals open and, most importantly, keeping Tennesseans alive and improving their health.”