(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Regional Center's president is encouraging the Tennessee Governor and state legislature to expand Medicaid in Tennessee, which will help offset the cost of uncompensated care.
Healthcare. gov was the brunt of a musical joke at the country music awards Wednesday night, but signing up for government mandated health insurance is no laughing matter in Memphis.
"We have to do a lot of education at the local level," said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, who is concerned about the message he is hearing in parts of the community. "[I hear] 'Im not going to do anything,' 'If something happens I'll just go on to The Med as usual.' "
The MED is not being specific about exactly how the Affordable Care Act will impact the hospital and its patients. But the MED's president, Reginald W. Coopwood, released the following statement: