June 29, 2017
The Sycamore Institute has a hard-working full-time staff of four, but we don't do it alone!
June 23, 2017
TennCare per enrollee spending has usually grown faster than general inflation, closer to medical inflation & slower than medical inflation +1% since 2006.
June 22, 2017
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.
June 16, 2017
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, is one of the primary government programs focused on nutrition.
June 1, 2017 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.
May 24, 2017
Federal funding in Tennessee accounts for nearly 40% of the state budget. Most of that money comes with some big restrictions on how we can spend it.
May 23, 2017
The Sycamore Institute’s office in Nashville has moved downtown!
May 16, 2017 Understanding the Paradox
Exploring and explaining the surprising connection between food insecurity and obesity in Tennessee and the U.S. as a whole.
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.