Medicaid work requirements are most likely to affect non-elderly adults without disabilities. Let's look at what that could mean in Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring and explaining the surprising connection between food insecurity and obesity in Tennessee and the U.S. as a whole.
Governor Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget amendment makes a number of changes to the original budget recommendation he released in January.