Explore 12 ways Tennessee's governor and state lawmakers could prevent medical debt, help people manage it, and mitigate its effects.
Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data on Tennessee's economy, with a regional look at 14 population centers across the state.
Counties with high rates of medical debt tend to have more uninsured residents, auto/retail loans and delinquencies, and payday lenders per capita.
Medical debt is unique from other types of debt for its connection to health-related circumstances that individuals often cannot predict or control.
Medical debt is surprisingly common in Tennessee across most demographic and socioeconomic groups, and it can have far-reaching effects on prosperity and health.
Medical Costs and Worker Absenteeism from Health Issues Attributed to Adverse Childhood Experiences
The economic cost of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among Tennessee adults was $5.2 billion in direct medical costs and lost productivity in 2017.
Tennessee's budget may not have enough rainy day reserves to withstand the next recession without tax hikes or spending cuts.
95 Counties Show Large Rural-Urban Differences
Census data show large differences in household income, poverty, education, and health insurance status between Tennessee’s rural and urban counties.
No matter who wins the election, these 5 challenges could keep Tennessee’s next governor and General Assembly busy throughout 2019 and beyond.
Tennessee is a great place to live. But we’re less healthy than the rest of the country, and that hurts our economy. Watch to learn how.