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Organizations Against Work Requirements

MEDICAID REQUIREMENTS IN TENNESSEE The Tennessee Justice Center stands in opposition to the proposed Medicaid work requirements legislation. The legislation, as it stands, will add $15 million dollars to the fiscal note to implement burdensome administrative processes that will result in fewer Tennesseans receiving healthcare. Furthermore, these policies will have adverse effects on

What is TennCare? Medicaid in Tennessee

WHAT IS TENNCARE? Every state has a Medicaid program. In Tennessee, it’s called TennCare. TennCare provides health insurance to low-income individuals, mostly children and families with minor children. TennCare also pays for care in a nursing home for adults who qualify. TennCare began in 1994. Tennessee was given a waiver by the federal government that

SNAP Time Limits in Tennessee

SNAP Time Limit for Unemployed Workers Beginning February 1st, 2018, Tennessee will impose time limits on some SNAP (formerly Food Stamp Program) participants in 79 counties across the state, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. These participants may only receive SNAP benefits for a total of three full months for the