Even if Tennessee’s plan has a separate path to approval, it’s likely to undergo significant changes.
TennCare's latest proposal retains the same basic components as the September 2019 draft with some new specifics and assurances
TennCare enrollment is highest in Tennessee's most populated county, but more rural counties have the greatest share of the local population enrolled.
The plan would give state officials unprecedented control over major aspects of the program and weights a new funding formula in TennCare's favor.
Changes to TennCare, education, criminal justice, online sales tax, sports betting, and fiscal notes had significant budget implications.
Critical details are missing from a proposed Medicaid block grant for Tennessee. Its effect on TennCare's budget and flexibility from federal rules are unclear.
Education levels, poor health, and lack of home internet access or personal vehicles could hinder the ability of many to get and keep a job.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed TennCare work requirement have disagreed about who would be exempt. This post attempts to bring some clarity to that debate.
Tennessee can learn from other states' experiences with Medicaid expansion.
TennCare expects work requirements to affect about 86,000 enrollees and cost the state $18.7 million per year.