Tennessee House speaker creating health care task force

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell is creating a task force to propose ways to improve access to health care in Tennessee.
The Nashville Republican said she began conversations with health policy experts at Vanderbilt University’s medical school after lawmakers rejected Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal last year.
Harwell has dubbed the initiative the “3-Star Healthy Project.” She said that the four Republican House members she has appointed to the task force will work to come up with a specific proposal to make to the federal government as early as June, though the plan could require lawmaker approval

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