Black babies more likely to survive when cared for by black doctors – US study Aug. 17, 2020 | Nina Lakhani | The Guardian Racial disparities in maternal and infant health are strong in TN, where we already rank 41st nationwide in maternal mortality and 43rd nationwide in infant mortality overall. Read original
TennCare postpartum insurance expansion axed in governor's new budget proposal Jun. 5, 2020 | Brett Kelman | Tennessean "This tiny little budget item would have been an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is in terms of valuing black lives,” Johnson said. “We know that without these programs we are going
Emails: TennCare work mandate held up amid feds’ questions Feb. 6, 2020 | JONATHAN MATTISE | Tennessean Officials want to use TANF funds, intended for families in need, to impose work reporting requirements that drum up paper work and reduce the number of people on the program. Read original story.
Audit: 177,000 Tennessee children were cut from state insurance due to incomplete paperwork Feb. 7, 2020 | Brett Kelman | Tennessean Audit shows 177,000 children lost health insurance because of paperwork, not because they were actually ineligible. Let our elected leaders know they must make sure that every eligible child gets the coverage
State slow to distribute federal child care funds, risking hundreds of millions of dollars for working families
State slow to distribute federal child care funds, risking hundreds of millions of dollars for working families Nov. 13, 2019 | Anita Wadhwani | Tennessean Last year Tennessee was one of only two states to give money intended to help low-income families receive child care back to the federal government. They want to