Tennessee Legislators Budget $3 Million To Improve Maternal Health Through Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Tennessee’s General Assembly Has Diverted $3 Million That Was Earmarked For A Maternal Health Pilot Program To Instead Be Spent With Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

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Tennessee State Child Well-Being Report Says Crime Among Minors In Decline

Tennessee’s State Of The Child 2023 Report Finds Crime Among Minors Within The State Is In Decline, But Especially In Shelby And Davidson Counties.

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Tennessee GOP State Rep Wants To Return Medicaid Expansion Authority To Governor

Outgoing Republican Rep. Sam Whitson Is Mulling A Reversal Of State Law Requiring The Governor To Gain Approval From The Tennessee Legislature Before Expanding Medicaid.

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TennCare Asks For $735.3M In Federal, State Budget Increase

TennCare Is Asking For A $735.3 Million Budget Increase Between State And Federal Funds Next Year As It Moves To A New Medicaid Management Information System, Which Carries A One-Time Cost Of $237 Million, Of Which $212.3 Million Will Come From Federal Funds.

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After Delay, Tennessee Lawmakers Extend TennCare Contracts Without Centene

Tennessee Extended Its Three Contracts For The State’s Multibillion-Dollar Medicaid Program After It Was Delayed A Month By State House Republicans. The Fiscal Review Committee Extended Old Contracts Instead Of Entering Into The New Ones Agreed To In 2021 Because Of Centene’s Lawsuit.

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Healthcare Services Company’s Push In Tennessee Comes As Settlements With Other States For Fraud Pile Up

Health Care Services Company Centene Is Undergoing An Aggressive Push To Become One Of The Companies To Manage Tenncare Plans, Tennessee’s Medicaid Program. But Since 2021, The Company Has Settled Allegations That It Overbilled Or Fraudulent Charged Medicaid Programs In 17 Of The 30 States It Has Operated.

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Tennessee House Republicans Push For Delay Of TennCare’s Main Contracts

House Speaker Cameron Sexton Opposes Extension Of TennCare’s Primary Contracts As Part Of A Continued Effort To Award A Separate Health-Care Company, That Spent At Least $1 Million Trying To Influence Tennessee Politics Over The Last 15 Years, A Contract After TennCare Lost A Bid.

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