Tennessee residents who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare could know before Wednesday whether they will get it back — if only for another year.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak is reviewing President Obama’s policy change, announced late last week, said TDCI spokeswoman Kate Abernathy.

“We are still in the process of weighing a decision, but I expect that we will have a decision in the coming days, probably as early as Tuesday morning,” Abernathy told Tennessee Watchdog.

MCPEAK: Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak

McPeak is still receiving guidance from officials with the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Abernathy said.

Florida, Ohio, California, Texas and Kentucky have all confirmed they will allow the one-year policy extension. Washington, Delaware, Oregon, Arkansas and Vermont, though, will not allow the extension, and that means all previously continued policies in those states will remain canceled, Abernathy said.

If McPeak allows the one-year extension for Tennessee, private insurers may have to change their platforms and work to implement further structural changes.

Gary Tanner, spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the state’s largest insurer, told Tennessee Watchdog on Monday the company is willing and prepared to go along with even further changes.

As was reported last week, Obama announced that state insurance commissioners will have the authority to allow for previously canceled policies to be resold in their respective markets.

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Tennessee residents who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare could know before Wednesday whether they will get it back — if only for another year.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak is reviewing President Obama’s policy change, announced late last week, said TDCI spokeswoman Kate Abernathy.

“We are still in the process of weighing a decision, but I expect that we will have a decision in the coming days, probably as early as Tuesday morning,” Abernathy told Tennessee Watchdog.

McPeak is still receiving guidance from officials with the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Abernathy said.

Florida, Ohio, California, Texas and Kentucky have all confirmed they will allow the one-year policy extension. Washington, Delaware, Oregon, Arkansas and Vermont, though, will not allow the extension, and that means all previously continued policies in those states will remain canceled, Abernathy said.

If McPeak allows the one-year extension for Tennessee, private insurers may have to change their platforms and work to implement further structural changes.

Gary Tanner, spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the state’s largest insurer, told Tennessee Watchdog on Monday the company is willing and prepared to go along with even further changes.

As was reported last week, Obama announced that state insurance commissioners will have the authority to allow for previously canceled policies to be resold in their respective markets.

Contact Christopher Butler at chris@tennesseewatchdog.org.

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Tennesseans might know Tuesday if they can keep canceled health insurance.