TennCare work requirement still not approved as state seeks block grant waiver

By Updated: October 24, 2019 12:28 PM CT | Published: October 24, 2019 12:28 PM CT

As Tennessee pushes a $7.85 billion Medicaid block grant proposal, the state is still waiting for federal approval of a TennCare work requirement passed in 2018. The request is being held up because of legal challenges to similar programs in other states.

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Larry Miller Mandy Pellegrin Sycamore Institute
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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