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Lawmakers divided on expanding TennCare
Legislative Breakfast
Lacy Garrison photo The annual Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast was held at the TSU Nursery Research Center on Friday morning. Pictured, from left, are state Sen. Janice Bowling, House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh and state Rep. Paul Sherrell.
With the concern of opioids, methamphetamines, fentanyl and other drugs in Tennessee, along with mental health issues gripping the state, do lawmakers believe Medicaid expansion would help address these issues? That was one of the questions posed Friday during the Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the TSU Nursery Research Center. House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh said the Tennessee General Assembly’s biggest moral failure in the 24 years he has been there is the failure to expand Medicaid.