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Tennessee Leaders want certain Adults to Work to Keep TennCare
Tennessee Leaders want certain Adults to Work to Keep TennCare

The requirement would not apply to pregnant women, elderly, disabled, one primary caregiver per household with a child younger than 6, caregivers for the medically frail, and other exemptions.

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Healthcare System Suing TennCare
Healthcare System Suing TennCare

A large Tennessee hospital system is suing the state's Medicaid program, TennCare, claiming it's purposefully siphoning money from hospitals that treat the neediest patients in order to favor insurance companies that often employ former TennCare employees.

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Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance
Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance

"For the first time in several years, TennCare has begun to review whether a senior is still eligible for these programs. TennCare sends seniors a renewal packet, which has 17 pages of instructions and questions. If seniors do not complete the packet and send it back with any documents needed, they can lose their MSP assistance..."

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More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining
More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining

The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise.

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State to Explore TennCare Expansion
State to Explore TennCare Expansion

State House Speaker Beth Harwell has announced the formation of a task force to look into improving and expanding TennCare.

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Heroin Abuse Is On The Rise In Tennessee, Leaving Lives In Ruins
Heroin Abuse Is On The Rise In Tennessee, Leaving Lives In Ruins

Heroin use is sharply increasing in Tennessee right now. More people are seeking treatment for a heroin addiction in Tennessee when compared to years past.

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Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage
Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage

Almost 300,000 Tennesseans would have access to health coverage if Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan is implemented - but not everyone is happy with the Republican governor's support for expanding coverage.

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Heroin use is on the rise
Heroin use is on the rise

According to the CDC report, 45 percent of those who have used heroin had been dependent on prescription painkillers. Another finding: people without health coverage are more likely to use heroin.

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TennCare Suit Heads To Appeals Court
TennCare Suit Heads To Appeals Court

Attorneys for the TennCare applicants counter that about 100 people a day are still complaining that their applications aren't being processed in a timely manner.

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Legal Aid Society to Provide Free Help TennCare Applicants

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands confirms they'll provide free legal assistance to TennCare applicants whose applications have been inordinately delayed.

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More TennCare Fraud - Again?
More TennCare Fraud - Again?
After being on the run for almost a year, a Cannon County woman has been arrested a second time for TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors to obtain controlled substances.
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TennCare / Obama Care Related Issue: 16,000 Tennesseans May Have a Problem in 2014
TennCare / Obama Care Related Issue: 16,000 Tennesseans May Have a Problem in 2014
In 2006, then-Governor Phil Bredesen signed CoverTennessee into law giving thousands of people not purged off of TennCare access to some type of health care. It not only helped small business owners, but also struggling families and children.
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