Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

(Bloomberg) — Tennessee has moved to the forefront of a new group of Republican-led states jockeying for hundreds of millions of dollars available under Obamacare for Medicaid expansions.

Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, announced today that the state would expand its Medicaid program for the poor under a “real Tennessee solution” that the Obama administration supports in principle. Indiana, Utah, Wyoming and Alaska are also considering an expansion, at least 90 percent of which would be funded by the federal government.

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