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.
Those weighing the trade-offs of adding a work requirement to TennCare may look for insights in Tennesee’s experience with the welfare-to-work policies of Families First.
The Graham-Cassidy bill gives Tennessee 3 things: more money for health coverage, more control over health insurance, and 18 months to sort out the details.
Medicaid work requirements are most likely to affect non-elderly adults without disabilities. Let's look at what that could mean in Tennessee.
TennCare long-term services and supports help elderly or disabled low-income Tennesseans with daily tasks like eating, bathing, and taking medication.
Can anyone with income below a certain threshold enroll in Medicaid? That's true in some states, but Medicaid eligibility in Tennessee is more complicated.
If Congress' health care bill stalls, Tennessee has several options options that might help reduce premium growth and stabilize the individual market.
TennCare per enrollee spending has usually grown faster than general inflation, closer to medical inflation & slower than medical inflation +1% since 2006.