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.