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Health Policy Research & Analysis

Opioids Treatment & Prevention Tennessee’s Opioid Crisis in 640 Words October 9, 2017 - Don't have time to read our 3-part series on Tennessee's opioid crisis? We wrote up the Cliffs Notes in a new op-ed for The Tennessean.
The Uninsured Rate in TN 2009-2016 Health Insurance Coverage in Tennessee in 2016 October 5, 2017 - The U.S. Census Bureau released new data on health insurance coverage across the country in 2016. Here are our top 3 takeaways for Tennessee.
Dollars CSR Payments, Uncertainty, and Tennessee’s 2018 ACA Marketplace September 29, 2017 - Congress & President Trump have 4 options to address CSR payments. Their choice will have a significant effect on Tennessee's Obamacare marketplace.

Budget Policy Research & Analysis

Tennessee State Budget Primer - Header 2 Tennessee State Budget Primer (with Nov. 2017 Update) December 13, 2016 - The Tennessee State Budget Primer explains what the budget does, how it's created, where the money comes from, and where it goes.
Tennessee Budget Cycle - header Tennessee’s State Budget — Brown Bag “Lunch & Learn” on Nov. 7 October 26, 2017 - Budget decisions by Tennessee's governor and legislature affect every Tennessean. Join us on Nov. 7 to find out how those decisions get made!
Historical Federal Funding in the Tennessee State Budget, 1994-2016 Federal Funding in Tennessee and the Strings Attached May 24, 2017 - Federal funding in Tennessee accounts for nearly 40% of the state budget. Most of that money comes with some big restrictions on how we can spend it.

Tabulation Tuesday

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Deductibles in Tennessee - header Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Deductibles in Tennessee July 25, 2017 - Employer-sponsored health insurance deductibles in Tennessee have become far more common and far more expensive since 2002.
Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates in Tennessee - header Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates in Tennessee July 11, 2017 - The rate of Tennesseans dying from cardiovascular disease has fallen but remains above the national average. It's even higher for African-Americans.

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