Growing Number of Tennessee Seniors Will Increase Demand For State Services

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Has Released An Updated Version Of Its Report On Senior Long-Term Care In Tennessee. The Report Indicates The Number Of Tennessee Seniors Age 60 And Over Is Expected To Increase By 30% From 1.6 Million In 2020 To 2.1 Million In 2040. The Number Of Those Age 80 And Over In Tennessee Is Forecast To Double During This Time.

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TennCare Bill Targeting Centene Faces Rocky Road In Senate

The Senate Sponsor Of TennCare Legislation Has Serious Reservations About Changing The Bill To Give The Nation’s Largest Medicaid Managed-Care Company A Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract After It Failed To Win A Bid.

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TennCare Bill Would Give Contract To Company Linked To Bid-Rigging Complaint

Lawmakers Held Up Legislation Wednesday That Would Create An Opening For A TennCare Contract To Be Given To A Massive Company Connected To A Bid-Rigging Lawsuit Filed Against The State.

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Tennessee Legislators Move Forward With Alzheimer Respite Care Program

Tennessee State Legislators Are Considering A Bill That Would Provide Respite Care For Individuals Who Serve As Caregivers For Family Members With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia.

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New Year, New Laws in Tennessee

The Tennessee Legislature Passed More Than 200 Bills That Went Into Effect on July 1st, But A Number Of Additional Laws Just Became Effective On January 1st.

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Chattanooga’s Largest Hospital System Sues TennCare Over Payment Practices

Chattanooga’s Largest Hospital Has Filed Suit Against TennCare Over Claims It Is Underpaying Some Hospitals For Emergency Care — The Latest In A Series Of Legal Actions By Erlanger Health System Alleging Tennessee Officials Are “Purposely Redistributing Money From Hospitals Who Treat Tennessee’s Neediest Citizens” To Benefit For-Profit Insurance Companies.

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TennCare Proposes $600M Budget Increase

Tennessee’s TennCare Program Would Like To Spend $600 Million More Next Fiscal Year Than This Year, According To A Budget Request Presented Monday.

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K-12 Education Funding Has Doubled In Tennessee Since 1992

K-12 Education Is The Top Expenditure In Tennessee’s Budget And Has More Than Doubled, Adjusted For Inflation, Since The Current School Funding Plan Began In 1992, A Sycamore Institute Report Shows.

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State Agencies Make Pitches For Spending Billions In TN ARPA Money

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group Met With State Agency Heads Last Week Regarding Funding Requests Related To The Second Half Of $3.7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Act Relief.

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