Tennessee will not expand health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, with state senators rebuking Gov. Bill Haslam’s controversial health care proposal.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted against passing Haslam’s Insure Tennessee. Only four of the 11 committee members voted in favor of the plan.
The vote comes minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said she doesn’t think there are enough votes in the House to pass the plan.
“I don’t think I have the support,” Harwell told reporters as she walked away from the House chamber Wednesday.
Sweet freedom. Now Governor Haslam can go back to working with Mayor Bloomberg on taking our guns away.