Tennessee's capacity for addiction treatment is lower than the demand and out of sync with the geography of the opioid epidemic.
Tennessee has responded to the opioid epidemic by limiting the supply of prescriptions. But reducing demand for opioids means addressing addiction.
The opioid epidemic has hit Tennessee especially hard. Tennessee has made progress in reducing opioid prescriptions, but overdose deaths continue to rise.
If Congress' health care bill stalls, Tennessee has several options options that might help reduce premium growth and stabilize the individual market.
A central question in Congress’ current debate over health care reform is how to approach the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) essential health benefits (EHB). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) Read more
The science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) indicates that early childhood and adolescence are critical times for human brain development.
The U.S. House and Senate bills to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) propose 3 different growth rates for caps on federal Medicaid funding to states. Each proposal aims Read more
The AHCA's key trade-offs could have a significant impact on 1.5 million rural Tennesseans and 150,000 Tennesseans with disabilities covered by TennCare.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, is one of the primary government programs focused on nutrition.
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.