Why? Honestly, it's because of their constituents. It's likely a symbolic vote that will eventually be vetoed by Governor Bill Haslam. What about The Koch Group?
The TN Senate votes on it today. . . the same Senate that voted against Haslam's Insure Tennessee Plan, putting hospital execs on edge and leaving 280,000 TN residents without health insurance.
The Senate Health Committee voted 7-4 last month to defeat Tennessee Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal that would have brought $2.8 billion in federal money into the state at no cost to the taxpayer.
6 of 7 who killed Insure Tennessee are on state health plan
TN Senator has choice words for a protester
This 2015 Lancet study showed that poorer kids living in countries with greater income inequality were more likely to be in worse health, get less exercise, have more body fat, have lower life satisfaction, and report more physical and mental health symptoms, such as irritability and headache.
More studies to make you think about income inequality and healthcare . . .
Latest U.S. Census showed that medical expenses put 10.6 million people in poverty.
Medical woes decline for families eligible for insurance subsidies.
Unfortunately, these 280,000 Tennessee residents can't be helped thanks to the Nay vote by TN state legislators.
When non-profit hospitals sue their poorest patients
Financial burden of medical care
Poverty leads to death for more Black Americans than Whites