August 12, 2008

Lower Quality of Healthcare Also Means a Lower Quality of Life for Many TennCare Enrollees

As discussed in our July 31 blog post, TennCare (Tennesse's Medicaid managed care program that provides health coverage for 1.2 million low-income children, pregnant women and disabled Tennesseans) will soon receive drastic cuts in its benefits. As of September 8, 2008, if a person's healthcare services are deemed medically necessary but too costly then he or she will no longer qualify for private duty nursing and will either have to forego at-home treatment or move to a nursing home to receive state care. Despite the severity of the topic however, this new healthcare cut is receiving little (if almost any) national media coverage. To learn more, read the Aug. 11 article TennCare enrollees brace for home health cuts posted on www.nashvillecitypaper.com