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Fri Feb 17, 2023, 02:34 PM Feb 2023

Bill would ban companies that offer trans care from TennCare

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The private companies that manage care for most of Tennessee’s Medicaid program could no longer contract with the state if they cover gender-transitioning medical care, according to a bill Republican lawmakers advanced Tuesday.

The legislation is the latest proposal targeting transgender people that Tennessee lawmakers have introduced this year. It's similar to bills seeking to limit or ban gender-affirming care being considered in statehouses across the country.

According to the legislation, Tennessee's Medicaid program — known as TennCare — could no longer contract with managed care organizations if they provide coverage for gender-transition treatment, be it in Tennessee or in any other state. The rule would apply to patients of all ages.

Republican Rep. Tim Rudd told the House Insurance Subcommittee that insurance companies should not use Tennessee dollars to cover such medical treatments in other states.

Bill would ban companies that offer trans care from TennCare (Original Post) icymist Feb 2023 OP
I have a trans grandson in Tennessee. Trans kids know they are enemies of the state. 70sEraVet Feb 2023 #1
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