Amid 1,800 public comments, Lee TennCare waiver panned with just 9 supporting
Nov. 11, 2019 | Andy Sher | Chattanooga Times Free Press
- The plan intends to eliminate provisions of federal oversight for Medicaid spending.
- Chattanooga and other cities have held hearings where speakers overwhelmingly opposed the Medicaid block grant proposal.
- During the state comment period, only 9 of 1,800 public comments supported the Medicaid block grant. State officials are required to take comments into account in the revised proposal before sending it to CMS Nov. 20.
Staff Photo by Robin Rudd from Chattanooga Times Free Press/ Kelli Klein, of the Tennessee Justice Center, holds a sign during the forum. A public hearing on Gov. Bill Lee’s Medicaid block grant proposal took place at the Chattanooga Public Library on October 16, 2019.