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Questionnaire NameTennCare II - Amendment 38
DescriptionTennessee proposes to amend its demonstration to add community engagement requirements as a condition of eligibility for certain individuals age 19 through 64 who are enrolled in the parent/caretaker relative eligibility group. The federal public comment period will be open from January 8, 2019 to February 7, 2019.
Response FromID: #397025 on Jan 9th 2019 12:00 pm
TennCare II - Amendment 38

TennCare II - Amendment 38

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 – 1/8/19 – 2/7/19

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The definition of "condition of eligibility for certain individuals" is unclear, but in a general sense, community involvement for those able is a GREAT idea. This is one step in the right direction for the unity of a currently divided country. This is one possible solution, as are the current administration proposals, in the effort to cut Medicaid Program costs for "lifetime" welfare recipients. I have accepted community healthcare and food services for approximately 4 years following a crisis currently seeking employment, but during this chapter of my life, I have witnessed a high percentage of "welfare" recipients that have settled into public funding support as a way of life. That is not why the programs were originally created and the healthcare system is overloaded with takers who are capable of giving back in some way. Carry on. I hope the proposal is successful.
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