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Why Tennessee Democrats Want To Make Health Care The Main Issue

Jan 14, 2018

Democrats in the Tennessee legislature moved swiftly last week to make health care the first debate of the 2018 session.

They’ve called for expanding Medicaid, re-upping funding for a children’s health insurance program and criticized a proposal to strip funding from Planned Parenthood. They even suggested they’d go along with a Republican-led work requirement for TennCare.

All that, and the session is just a few days old.

Nashville Public Radio’s Jason Moon Wilkins and statehouse reporter, Chas Sisk, unpack what that strategy is all about in this week's episode of The Tri-Star State.