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Supporters Of Medicaid Expansion Meet Saturday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- It's a debate that's been going on Capitol Hill since last summer about expanding Medicaid in Tennessee under the Affordable Care Act. Saturday, supporters of low-income workers met to show their support for expansion. They say expansion would benefit nearly 300,000 working Tennesseans who still live below or near the poverty line.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is one of the supporters. It believes it not only helps workers but businesses as well.

"The affordable care act and the expansion of Medicaid will bring with it billions of dollars to Tennessee which will result in job creation and help to defray some of those cuts that will be planned for our healthcare industry if we were not to expand in Tennessee," said Adam Lester, Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

Governor Haslam hasn't made his decision yet, but told reporters this week he'd have one by the end of the month.

Those against expansion will make their voices heard Sunday. A rally is planned on the steps of Capitol Hill in Nashville starting at 1:00 pm.

 

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