Tennessee announces block grant plan for Medicaid funding

Sept. 17, 2019 | Corallys Ortiz

Medicaid block grant proposal retains support from Gov. Bill Lee, who claims the block grant will not cut coverage. Advocacy groups like TJC don’t believe that this plan will adequately address health care in Tennessee, saying:

“What is most distressing is that this proposal is all about the state using kids’ health care as a piggy bank. State officials should listen to the many respected national patient advocacy groups that warn that such proposals put patients’ health and safety at risk.”

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