Tennessee suffered third-largest increase of uninsured people in the nation, Census reports

Tennessee saw one of the largest increases in the rate of uninsured residents in the nation, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. There are now more than 675,000 uninsured Tennesseans, about 1 in 10 residents, including many children who lost their TennCare coverage due to red tape.

  • Census Bureau report shows Tennessee had one of the biggest increases in the rate of uninsured nationwide.
  • Red tape barriers (such as incomplete forms) left 675,000 uninsured.
  • Gov. Bill Lee claims high employment rates are the cause, rather than red tape.

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