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.
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.
"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..."
The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise.
State House Speaker Beth Harwell has announced the formation of a task force to look into improving and expanding TennCare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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