Supporting PCEs Through Health Coverage Asia Porter | August 2022 State of child poverty More than 10 million children—nearly 1 in 7 (14.4 percent)—lived in poverty in 2019. The child poverty rate is 1.5 times higher than that for adults ages 18-64 (9.4 percent) and adults 65 and older (8.9
Enhancing TennCare Coverage of School-Based Services Heavyn Jennings | July 2022 Over 890,000 children in Tennessee are enrolled in TennCare, including 547,000 school-age children. As children grow up, they are less likely to visit the doctor for their well-child visits. In 2020, 69% of 3- to 5-year-old TennCare enrollees had
Narrowing Oral Health Disparities in Tennessee Heavyn Jennings | July 2022 Oral Health in Tennessee Tennessee ranks 38th in dental health in the nation. Oral health is essential for general health and well-being. Oral disease can cause pain and infections which can result in difficulties eating, speaking, and focusing. Poor oral health can also impact self-esteem and
TennCare & Cover Kids Update: Dental & Postpartum Extension Heavyn Jennings | May 2022 Coverage for pregnant and postpartum enrollees on TennCare has recently changed! As of April 1, 2022, pregnant individuals on TennCare will receive dental coverage and a postpartum coverage period of 12 months. We applaud TennCare for
Key Features of Build Back Better Kinika Young | December 2021 Our final vlog update for 2021 includes important information about the Build Back Better Act that was passed in the House in November. Included in the act is 12-month postpartum health coverage for new parents once their pregnancy ends.