The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exhibit A for Why Medicaid Block Grant Proposals Are Bad Policy

April 3, 2020 | Kinika Young | Community Catalyst


“Experts agree that any block grant would not solve these problems, and instead would further weaken Tennessee’s health care infrastructure, making it more difficult to respond in times of crisis. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Tennessee’s leaders must pay attention to the writing on the wall, withdraw the block grant proposal, and fully expand Medicaid without unnecessary red tape and restrictive barriers for consumers.” – Kinika Young, TJC Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy

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