Medicaid block grant proposal puts state’s children, seniors at risk

Oct. 22, 2019 | Michele Johnson, Guest Columnist | Tennessean

TJC Exec. Director Michele Johnson said this in response to Gov. Bill Lee’s claims that those opposed to the Medicaid block grant are misinformed: “I have spent the last 25 years standing alongside Tennessee families as they fight to get health care so a child can have a full life or a beloved grandparent can live their final chapter with dignity. Conservatively, I have 50,000 hours of work on Medicaid statewide and nationally under my belt. My colleagues and I have studied the block grant proposal carefully.”

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