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Questionnaire NameTennCare II - Amendment 36
DescriptionTennessee proposes to amend its demonstration in order to establish state-specific criteria for providers of family planning services and to exclude from the demonstration family planning providers that provide elective abortions. The federal public comment period will be open from August 24, 2018 to September 23, 2018.
Response FromID: #368181 on Aug 24th 2018 8:40 pm
TennCare II - Amendment 36

TennCare II - Amendment 36

We encourage the public to submit their comments on as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 8/24/18 – 9/23/18

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The TennCare waiver would prohibit any patient on Medicaid from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment. Restricting these services would be detrimental to public health and extremely ignorant of those making this decision. People of all incomes need to be able to access preventive care. Prohibiting this will only lead to more pregnancies and more STDs. Let the people get the education and treatment they need!
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