Tennessee House Advances Bill Seeking to Overhaul Medicaid


By Kimberlee Kruesi

Associated Press, April 11, 2019

Tennessee would dramatically overhaul how it provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents under a new waiver proposal. The measure would require Gov. Bill Lee and his administration to submit a waiver within 120 days of the bill becoming law asking the federal government to send the state a fixed amount of money each year in the form of block grants. If the waiver is approved by CMS, it would then need the General Assembly’s endorsement. The bill cleared the GOP-dominated House on party lines, with 68 Republicans in favor and 21 Democrats against. Click here to read more