Hospitals Help Fund Tennessee Medicaid Expansion
Dec. 16—A proposal offered this week by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, would create a hybrid Medicaid coverage expansion for about 200,000 residents. Employed residents with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)--$16,105 for an individual in 2014—would qualify for vouchers to cover their premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employer-provided insurance. Residents who are unemployed, decline the vouchers, or whose incomes are below 100 percent of the FPL would enroll in a Medicaid managed care plan.