How the Senate health care bill impacts Tennessee and other states

THE TENNESSEAN & THE KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL

June 22, 2017 — The Senate’s health care proposal repeals taxes, restructures and caps Medicaid funding, while immediately giving state insurance commissioners leeway to change plan benefits.

Tennessee will be facing trade-offs under either the Senate or House bill when allocating funds and deciding benefits for people covered by TennCare, said Laura Berlind, executive director of the Sycamore Institute, a Tennessee-focused nonpartisan think tank.

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