Tennessee Leaders Pass by on the Other Side, Ignore Federal Help as Citizens Suffer

Andy Spears
3 min readFeb 21, 2021

Sam Stockard at Tennessee Lookout reports that Tennessee’s legislative leaders are likely to reject nearly two billion in federal COVID relief funds to help provide health insurance to working Tennessee’s who lack coverage.

Tennessee is likely to reject hundreds of millions of dollars President Joe Biden is offering states to expand Medicaid as part of his $1.3 trillion COVID-19 relief package, even though hundreds of thousands of people remain without healthcare coverage.

Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .