May 11, 2017
There’s a complicated relationship between public health and public policy, which makes the challenging task of developing effective policy even harder.
May 10, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) could affect coverage for 1 in 3 Tennesseans and give state lawmakers more control over health insurance.
May 4, 2017
A wide range of public policy issues — even some not usually associated with health — can influence the health and well-being of Tennesseans.
April 28, 2017
Governor Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget amendment makes a number of changes to the original budget recommendation he released in January.
April 20, 2017 How Affordability and Quality Contribute to Health Outcomes
A review of research on the connection between affordable, quality housing and health, with a focus on housing and health in Tennessee.
April 17, 2017
Lawmakers considering gas tax revenue and car sales taxes to fund highway projects in Tennessee should weigh the trade-offs of both options.
April 11, 2017
The history of AccessTN, the high-risk pool Tennessee created in 2006 in an effort to provide better access to health insurance for high-risk individuals.
April 11, 2017 What Are They and Why Do They Matter for Tennessee?
Tennessee may be eligible for federal funding of reinsurance and high-risk pools, which could improve access to health insurance and alleviate rising costs.
April 5, 2017 Key Concepts that Influence Access and Affordability
An intro to key concepts that influence access and affordability in health insurance markets, such as risk pools, predictability, incentives, and stability.
March 24, 2017
The Senate compromise on Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act makes the original bill's Highway Fund tax increases smaller and its General Fund tax reductions larger.