Tennessee Residents Rank Healthcare Affordability as a Top Concern for Policymakers; Strong Support for Government Action Across Party Lines

NEW REPORT FROM TJC AND HEALTHCARE VALUE HUB AT ALTARUM HEALTHCARE AFFORDABILITY BURDENS TOP CONCERN FOR TENNESSEANS In a period of great political divisiveness, Tennessee adults are fairly united around one topic—the need for government action to address healthcare issues, especially healthcare affordability. A survey of more than 900 Tennessee adults, conducted from March

Pandemics, Prisons, and Policy: An Overview of Criminal Justice and Public Health in Tennessee

Pandemics, Prisons, and Policy: An Overview of Criminal Justice and Public Health in Tennessee Hadassah Betapudi and Anna Walton February 24, 2021 Executive Summary The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on Tennessee’s incarcerated population have exposed gaping deficiencies in access to healthcare within our state’s criminal justice system. Incarcerated individuals experience

Lieutenant governor willing to consider Biden’s Medicaid expansion

Lieutenant governor willing to consider Biden’s Medicaid expansion Mar 24, 2021 | Sam Stockard | Tennessee Lookout "[McNally] joins other leaders in non-expansion states who understand that it would be unwise not to consider accepting billions of dollars from the federal government that would cover 300,000 Tennesseans, shore up rural economies, and keep healthcare

Tennessee Republicans Open to Medicaid expansion talks as Biden sweetens the deal

Tennessee Republicans Open to Medicaid expansion talks as Biden sweetens the deal Mar 23, 2021 | Brett Kelman and Natalie Allison | Tennessean Lt. Gov. McNally is reconsidering his longstanding opposition to Medicaid expansion now that provisions in the American Rescue Plan have offered additional monetary incentives to states who expand now. Read the