It's no secret that elected R's don't pay much attention to their constituents, preferring to hob knob with lobbyists instead. The lengths some of them are going to to hide from hostile crowds of constituents would be amusing if it weren't so frightening. Humphrey has the word on a few of these:

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.