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Governor says Senate health proposal could cost Tennessee $735 million

AP/The Tennessean, October 7, 2009
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said that a healthcare reform proposal in the U.S. Senate could cost the state more than $730 million. The $900-billion, 10-year health reform measure seeks to expand health insurance coverage, impose new taxes and fees, and make major changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Bredesen estimated that the proposal would cost the state about $735 million over roughly five years, with a "range of about $570 million at the low end to $1.2 billion at the upper end."