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Haslam weighs factors in Medicaid decision

Knoxville News-Sentinel • Feb 22, 2013 at 1:10 AM

The politics of Medicaid may be changing, but Gov. Bill Haslam indicated Friday that the shift may not impact the debate in Tennessee.

Haslam was the featured speaker at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Knoxville Chamber, and his remarks focused on topics including education, job creation and health care.

Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, states have the option to expand Medicaid coverage in exchange for additional federal funding, and the governor said state officials are doing the math to see if that move makes sense.

On Friday, Haslam outlined several factors that are being considered, including the fact that more people will be covered, the benefits to hospitals and the financial impact on the state.

Read more at the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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