If the state expands Medicaid coverage, more people will be covered by Medicaid. Not sure we needed a study on this.
After two years, it finally went into effect yesterday, but for how long:
ACLU-Tennessee says the law “raises serious constitutional concerns” and had urged Gov. Bill Haslam to veto it two years ago, calling it vague, singling out a particular group for differential treatment and allowing “an intrusive search without probable cause.”
“This law singles out limited-income people and requires them to submit to humiliating and intrusive searches of their bodily fluids because they need temporary help making ends meet,” ACLU-Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg said in a statement.
Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Nashville next week to attend the opening session of the National Governors Association Summer Meeting.
Held in Nashville July 10 through July 13, the conference will cover economic development, education, health reform and other state issues.
"I am honored to host the nation's governors in Nashville, Tennessee," Gov. Bill Haslam said in a release. "NGA meetings bring us together to consider the important issues facing our states, hear new ideas and share best practices. I look forward to a great weekend weekend of substantive conversation as well as the chance to showcase Tennessee and all we have to offer to my colleagues."
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