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Tennessee Set to Become the First State to Adopt Block Grants (TennCare Waiver Amendment 42)


Tennessee has submitted an application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking to convert the bulk of funding for its TennCare Medicaid program to a modified block grant, along with numerous other changes that threaten both TennCare and the Medicaid program nationally. As with the successful fights to stop other harmful Medicaid demonstration waivers, advocates have an indispensable role in building the administrative record through public comments.

We urge advocates in Tennessee and nationwide to submit both individual and organizational comments to CMS before the public comment period closes on December 27th, 2019. 

The Tennessee Justice Center has templates for both individuals and organizations. Justice in Aging has put together key points to work from that address the particular impact on individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The more unique your comments are and the more examples you include, the better.

Recommendations for Commenting on the Impact of Tennessee’s Medicaid Block Grant Proposal on Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
 – Key Points and Resources

CCDC Comments

CCDC submitted the following comments on the Tennessee Block Grant Proposal.

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