Commentary: A costly way to change the subject

Jan 19, 2021 | Michele Johnson | Tennessee Lookout


“A crucial feature of TennCare has been the open-ended nature of the federal funding: the feds match every dollar we spend on a 2:1 basis, with no ceiling. The new waiver alters that crucial feature, ending Tennessee’s access to open-ended federal financing and substituting a “block grant,” that caps future federal funds.” – Michele Johnson, TJC Executive Director

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