TennCare Block Grant Plan Is the Latest Scheme to Deny Health Care to the Poor

Sept. 20, 2019 | Alejandro Ramirez | Nashville Scene

  • Article questions the theory of “savings” behind the Medicaid block grant, suggesting that the result will likely be ” a push to spend less money on TennCare and further restrict access to a program that serves 1.4 million vulnerable people.”
  • This article also begs the question, if growth in coverage and better practices for health institutions is the idealistic goal of a modified block grant, why not just expand Medicaid?

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