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Volunteer State is First in Nation to Face Litigation Due to its Medicaid Practices; Eligible Tennesseans Suffer While State Plays Politics
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The state of Tennessee has broken a decades-old promise to its most vulnerable residents by adopting policies that deprive thousands of people of health care coverage even though they are eligible for TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed today by three advocacy groups.
Babies who went without medical coverage, a mother of three with high blood pressure and a woman with kidney failure are among the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed today contending that TennCare illegally denied them Medicaid benefits.
In the legal chess match over health care, the Obama administration's next move is promising.