Why It Matters, What It Does, and How It’s Funded
From the flu to salmonella to COVID-19, major disease outbreaks often focus the public eye on public health. But what does that phrase mean, exactly?
Before COVID-19, one in five Tennesseans already had medical debt on a credit report. This pandemic and recession could make it an even bigger problem.
Statistics and data points can provide valuable information about the world around us, but they’re also easily misunderstood and misused.
Recent data show 46 Tennessee jails had more inmates than beds. Such close quarters make it hard to slow the spread of COVID-19 and could lead to new outbreaks among the public.
Trends in Coverage, Choice, and Costs Since 2010
For better or worse, robust access to the U.S. health care system is largely predicated on having health insurance.
Gov. Lee unveiled a range of priorities with his second budget, most notably in the areas of teacher pay, literacy, mental health, and criminal justice.
Even if Tennessee’s plan has a separate path to approval, it’s likely to undergo significant changes.
Latest Data Show Mixed Progress & Persistent Rural-Urban Differences
Census data for Tennessee's 95 counties continue to show large differences in household income, poverty, education level, and health insurance coverage.
TennCare's latest proposal retains the same basic components as the September 2019 draft with some new specifics and assurances
And The Factors That Influence Them
Families, businesses, and our economy all thrive when people enjoy good health, social and financial well-being, and the chance to make meaningful contributions to society.