To say Republicans are playing politics with American lives is more than accurate. In TN we have lost at least 8 rural hospitals due to the loss of Federal dollars that would have kept them serving those who need care. We've kept the dollar counter going over on the right column just so you can see how much money Republicans have cost Tennessee in Federal healthcare dollars. With the failure to repeal "Obamacare" several states are moving ahead with medicaid expansion. Not Tennessee, however. We know why!

"Tennessee Democrats describe the death of the American Health Care Act in Washington last week as a gift from God and a new opportunity for the state to expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to as many as 400,000 additional low-income Tennesseans.

But Republicans have been much more reserved, suggesting a more strategic approach might be the best route forward."

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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.