Tennessee Says It Won’t Track Immigration Status For Vaccinations Feb 7, 2021 | Blake Farmer | WKU/NPR Tennessee will not deny people vaccines based on immigration status and does not require that people seeking a vaccine prove that they are a resident of Tennessee. Read the full story
House joins Senate in passing Medicaid block grant Jan 15, 2021 | Sam Stockard | Tennessee Lookout Days after CMS approves Tennessee's block grant proposal, the Tennessee legislature voted to authorize the plan Read original story. More Stories
Tennessee is 1st to be approved for Medicaid block grant Jan 8, 2021 | Travis Loller | Associated Press/ABC News Tennessee is the only state in the country to pursue and be approved to block grant its Medicaid program. This approval can be rejected by the TN General Assembly or by Biden during
CMS approves TennCare block grant waiver Jan 8, 2021 | Kara Hartnett | Nashville Post CMS's Seema Verma has finally approved Tennessee's block grant proposal, a year after it was submitted to CMS. The plan is set to go before the Tennessee General Assembly for approval, next. Read original story.
Trump Administration Approves First Medicaid Block Grant, in Tennessee Jan 8, 2021 | Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News The Trump administration has approved Tennessee's block grant in the 11th hour of its term. This program will fundamentally change the way Tennessee's Medicaid program, called TennCare, is funded. Read original story.