Wellmont Issues Statement in Response to Gov. Haslam’s Speech to General Assembly

Wellmont Health System welcomes Gov. Bill Haslam's interest in expanding access to health insurance for Tennesseans. Wellmont is also hopeful the governor's administration and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can find an effective way to work together to meet the needs of the uninsured in Tennessee.

Gov. Haslam's alternative approach to the federal government's plan is potentially promising if it can be achieved. Wellmont will need to see additional details about the governor's proposal, but it remains essential that health insurance coverage be expanded in Tennessee.

We appreciate the governor's comments about the efforts of our health system and others across the state to work with him on a more effective healthcare delivery model. We look forward to working further with Gov. Haslam and his administration as this process moves forward.