‘Insure Tennessee’ plan discussed at Haywood County forum
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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.- Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to provide health care to more than a quarter million of Tennessee’s low-income residents was discussed Monday night in Haywood County. A forum on “Insure Tennessee” was held at the county’s Criminal Justice Center in Brownsville. Organizers said the meeting was not a debate or political rally, but an effort to educate our community about the program. They said the benefits of the plan could impact 5,000 eligible residents in Haywood and neighboring counties. “We’re trying to get the public informed about what ‘Insure Tennessee’ entails, what’s being left on the table so that we can lobby our state legislature for some type of solution, either amendments to the current plan, approval of the plan or presentation of a new plan,” said Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls Jr. The forum included talks by local health care and economic experts on how ‘Insure Tennessee will work and encouraged attendees to contact their state lawmakers to get behind the plan.