NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)/WMOT — State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says that if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam succeeds in his negotiations with President Barack Obama's administration on a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion, the result could be "sellable" to skeptical state lawmakers.
The biggest problem as Ramsey sees it: He doesn't think the Obama administration is interested in agreeing to Haslam's proposal. The governor is reportedly asking for co-pays and deductibles and to use the federal money to subsidize commercial insurance.
President Obama speaks in Nashville during December 9, 2014 visit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — President Barack Obama was in the mid-state yesterday, trying to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be deported in the future.
Obama heard from several participants in town hall at an immigrant community center that they are fearful to give their information to the government. One young woman asked Obama what would happen to them if the next president ends the program.