HEY! WAIT Did you hear? Our Tennessee State Governor Haslam along with House Speaker Harwell and Senate Rand McNally were cool with the idea of having a special legislative session regarding Medicaid Expansion! So exciting!
Oh, now, what was that different sound? That was the sound of all the other reps’ “NOs”. According to an intern in Speaker Harwell’s office the matter is now dropped. And I am angry. I AM ANGRY! If you get a chance, read Humphrey On The Hill – Tennessee Politics and Legislature because it gives you a good idea just how our State Representatives spurned Medicaid Expansion.
Tennessee could become the 32nd state to expand Medicaid, An expanded Medicaid program would provide greater access to health coverage. Medicaid expansion would provide more low income adults access to healthcare services, resulting in improved health outcomes.
Expanding Medicaid could save our State Of Tennessean money, The Federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost for newly eligible low-income adults for the first three years. There are so many benefits for Medicaid Expansion, I just don’t get the hold up
Well, how do I tell my 24 year old special dude that he’s been “spurned”? Or look at Reid when he was a really little guy, weighing in at only 1 lb. 5 oz. Well, my Tennessee State Legislature, My representatives are telling me that my child is spurned, meaning rejected with disdain.
So let’s create an action plan. Governor Haslam’s office is tallying their phone calls. Please call him at 615-741-2001, thank him but then demand a special legislative session for Medicaid Expansion. Call your State House and State Senate reps and tell them to get on board, that you’re sick and tired of seeing rural hospitals close down and people losing their jobs. Make videos of how Medicaid Expansion would affect you and then make them go viral. Like the one I did when the ACA was being threatened :