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.
If the proposed TennCare work requirement is to achieve its goals, our research shows there are several key issues policymakers may want to consider.
Five 1-page infographics on issues that affect Tennesseans in 2018.
On January 11, 2018, the federal government released new guidance for states considering a Medicaid work requirement. One day later, Kentucky became the first state to get federal approval.
Health, prosperity, public policy...all of these things are connected.
Defining the goals and details of a TennCare work requirement, seeking better data, investments in support services, and avoiding unintended consequences.