Thousands Could Lose Medicaid In Tenn.
People with disabilities in Tennessee could lose their Medicaid coverage following a court order released Thursday.
The action allows the state to re-evaluate thousands of people who were admitted to TennCare — the state’s Medicaid program — simply because they qualify for Supplemental Security Income through Social Security.
If just 10 percent of this group is deemed ineligible for TennCare, the state could save $120 million per year. But critics say that a safety net needs to be put into place before any cuts occur to minimize harm, reports the Chattanooga Times Free Press. To read more click here.
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