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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: #368189 on Aug 25th 2018 8:30 am
TennCare II - Amendment 36

TennCare II - Amendment 36

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov 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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I attended the public hearing in Nashville and not a single person spoke publicly for the government telling insureds who they can see for their most personal of healthcare. This effort was called out as a taking away of healthcare, a violation of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution that will be costly to the taxpayers of our State to unsuccessfully defend in court and backhanded strike against the women who legally and safely have a medical procedure that is protected by her right to privacy and her liberty.

We don't need to tell y'all that no government money is used to pay for abortion services. But it needs to go into this absurd process because the application you are reviewing suggests otherwise. Medicaid reimbursement service at these clinics are subsidized by donations from their fundraising efforts and their supporters, not the other way around. And the services Medicaid patients receive at these clinics are essential reproductive and human sexuality care that are reducing unplanned pregnancies and the spread of infection and disease. Y'all can't be alright with reducing care to folks that will only make them more poor and more unhealthy. This is a bad idea and medical science and medical ethics confirms this, as well as the Constitution.
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