Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion effort
President Barack Obama says he'd like to see a bipartisan effort by Tennessee lawmakers in finding a solution to extend health care coverage.
Obama visited an elementary school in a northeast Nashville neighborhood on Wednesday where he spoke to about 70 people and reporters about his Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court a week earlier.
The White House had said Obama wasn't going to focus on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee.
But when the president started taking questions from the audience, he was asked about Insure Tennessee and what can be done to get it passed after lawmakers voted it down twice.
Obama acknowledged it's a state level issue, but said Tennessee has a history of bipartisanship and he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" in Tennessee.