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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: #398549 on Jan 17th 2019 8:33 pm
TennCare II - Amendment 38

TennCare II - Amendment 38

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 – 1/8/19 – 2/7/19

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Tenncare has submitted a waiver proposal to the CMS to add work requirements as a condition to receiving Tenncare, a program that benefits 1,.5 Million Tennesseans of whom 73% are already engaged in the work force. Proposed work requirements will have very limited exemptions: they do not define the medically frail and chronically mentally disabled, and do not exempt victims of domestic violence and recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Many elderly family members will have to assume greater caregiving duties. Additionally, implementing and administering this program will be costly and frought with error. The proposal will create harm to vulnerable populations.
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