Tennessee’s Medicaid proposal dangerous experiment on the most vulnerable
The proposed block grant, if passed, will do the complete opposite of what Medicaid was designed for, which is to help Tennessee’s most vulnerable.
Americans, regardless of ZIP code or political party, agree that access to quality and affordable health care is among their top priorities. Tennesseans are no different. Yet the state has experienced one of the largest increases in the rate of uninsured residents in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – about one in ten Tennesseans are without coverage.
Why then, are Governor Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee moving forward with a Medicaid waiver proposal that threatens health care for the state’s most vulnerable populations?