Health, prosperity, public policy...all of these things are connected.
The budget represents our policymakers' goals, the public goods and services intended to help meet those goals, and detailed plans to finance them.
A resource for any Tennessean who hopes to make or influence public policy in our state.
Budget decisions by Tennessee's governor and legislature affect every Tennessean. Join us on Nov. 7 to find out how those decisions get made!
Key Concepts and Context to Know
TennCare is the name for Medicaid in Tennessee. TennCare is the state budget's largest department, but the federal government pays two-thirds of the cost.
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.
Governor Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget amendment makes a number of changes to the original budget recommendation he released in January.
The Senate compromise on Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act makes the original bill's Highway Fund tax increases smaller and its General Fund tax reductions larger.
Under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), federal TennCare funding could be $460 million more to $2.6 billion less than current law over the next decade.
A Two-Way Analysis of Recent Proposals from the U.S. House of Representatives
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) being considered by Congress would have a significant impact on federal funding for TennCare.