Tennessee Removes 323,000 from Medicaid As Washington debates what to do about Medicaid, Tennessee is in the process of kicking 323,000 people off its program. Democratic Gov. Phil Bredeson says he has no choice, that the state simply can't afford what it's promised. But advocates for the poor say the state will likely pay more in the long run.
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Tennessee Removes 323,000 from Medicaid

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Tennessee Removes 323,000 from Medicaid

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Tennessee Removes 323,000 from Medicaid

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As Washington debates what to do about Medicaid, Tennessee is in the process of kicking 323,000 people off its program. Democratic Gov. Phil Bredeson says he has no choice, that the state simply can't afford what it's promised. But advocates for the poor say the state will likely pay more in the long run.