White House: Expanding TennCare Could Save Lives

Tennessee could avoid 220 deaths per year if lawmakers would expand TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program.

That’s according to a new study issued Thursday from the White House that says expanding the program would help low-income citizens by offering more access to insurance coverage, more access to care, improving health outcomes, and improving financial security.

Expanding the program would inject $1.77 billion into the state’s economy through federal funding in the next fiscal year, the report said.…

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News Blog, Memphis Flyer via http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/06/04/white-house-expanding-tenncare-could-save-lives

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