Compact closed

The Health Care Compact bill fails:

A measure that would allow Tennessee to approach Congress about forming its own health care system has failed this year.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon failed on a vote of 9-9 in the House Insurance and Banking Committee on Tuesday.

A similar measure failed during the final day of session last year. Like this one, it would have allowed Tennessee to join an interstate health care compact in seeking other options.


El Jefe with more.