Find out where the money comes from, where it goes, and what changed from the current budget.
The opioid epidemic, recession readiness, and potential reforms and funding pressures from Congress that could affect the state budget.
Health, prosperity, public policy...all of these things are connected.
To improve our state’s health outcomes, policymakers should understand the complex set of factors that influence them.
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.
Health and education are mutually influential. Both health and education policy may benefit from discussions that consider their close and complex connections.
Defining the goals and details of a TennCare work requirement, seeking better data, investments in support services, and avoiding unintended consequences.
Those weighing the trade-offs of adding a work requirement to TennCare may look for insights in Tennesee’s experience with the welfare-to-work policies of Families First.
Tennessee's excess burden of 3 chronic diseases cost nearly $5.3 billion in 2015 in direct medical care, lost productivity, and premature death.