Do you have a few free minutes today? Send a comment opposing block grants for TennCare.
Tennessee is the first state to ask the federal government to convert its current Medicaid program (called TennCare) into a block grant. You can read more about the proposal here.
The block grant is a political gimmick, not a serious answer to Tennesseans’ real health concerns. Our urgent healthcare needs deserve serious attention and real action from political leaders. The block grant will only worsen these crises by encouraging the state to take TennCare funds out of the health care system
The federal comment period on this proposal is open from November 27, 2019 through December 27, 2019.
Comments are the best way to stop this harmful policy. It’s quick and easy to share your own experience with TennCare and how a block grant would drastically hurt the program.
If you can take a few minutes to submit a comment there, it’ll make a world of difference!