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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 01:28 PM

 

Tennessee Quietly Kicks 128,000 Kids Off Medicaid

By: Katelyn Kivel April 4, 2019

Are your kids insured? Parents in Tennessee might want to double-check.

Over the last two years, at least 128,000 kids have been removed from Medicaid coverage through TennCare or CoverKids, many without their parents’ knowledge.

“What we are seeing now is massive numbers of people being dropped off the rolls with no notification, and they don’t find out until they have a reason to use their insurance,” said one healthcare professional. “They are forced to determine what the health of their child is worth to them and if they can delay whatever attention they need until they get — if they can get — their insurance back.”

One in every eight children in TennCare was disenrolled. If this was the result of an improving economy, officials argue, those kids would transition to CoverKids — they haven’t. In fact, 39% of CoverKids recipients have been disenrolled.

Tens of thousands of those kids remain uninsured.


https://gritpost.com/tennessee-kicks-kids-medicaid/

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 01:39 PM

1. I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that most of those responsible for this

run for office as being "pro-life". Does anyone know for sure?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. That was my thoughts as well

 

This is the "pro-life" republican party in action, I have no doubt.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 03:01 PM

3. But we'll get a "heartbeat" bill. Pro-life, dontcha know?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 04:22 PM

4. Right

 

Till it costs a republican a dollar more in taxes. Then they are all good with kids dyin and starving.

Money is their god!

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