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.
The AHCA's key trade-offs could have a significant impact on 1.5 million rural Tennesseans and 150,000 Tennesseans with disabilities covered by TennCare.
Key Concepts and Context to Know
TennCare is the name for Medicaid in Tennessee. TennCare is the state budget's largest department, but the federal government pays two-thirds of the cost.
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) could affect coverage for 1 in 3 Tennesseans and give state lawmakers more control over health insurance.
Background on TennCare reform efforts and the key design choices Tennessee policymakers may have to address if Congress changes the structure of Medicaid.
Under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), federal TennCare funding could be $460 million more to $2.6 billion less than current law over the next decade.
A Two-Way Analysis of Recent Proposals from the U.S. House of Representatives
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) being considered by Congress would have a significant impact on federal funding for TennCare.
What’s the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? What's TennCare? Those are just three of important terms to know as lawmakers consider reforms.
A 5-part series to explain recent Medicaid reform proposals, including block grants, and how they could impact Tennessee and TennCare.