The President’s federal health care revamp has led some states to set up a ‘health care compact’ that would allow a group of states to take over public health care within their borders. Now both the Tennessee Senate and the House have approved the idea – but in different versions.
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The state Senate has passed a bill that might lead to Tennessee running health care programs.
Or maybe not.
State Senators still face a vote this week on a “health care compact,” after the Republican sponsoring the measure refused to put it aside for the summer.
Legislation to let Tennessee and other states take over major parts of government health care programs, has been postponed until next year. Lawmakers say they just ran out of time to pass the Health Care Compact this session.
Tennessee lawmakers are battling over whether the state should try to take over running government health care currently in federal hands. Republicans are proposing that Tennessee become part of a group of states in a “health care compact” – that would take over spending the money that currently goes for Medicare.