Family and Children’s Service is expecting an estimated $1.1 million cut in federal funding to operate its statewide health insurance enrollment network, according to a program director.
Some health insurance shoppers in Tennessee will see pre-subsidy premiums fall even as insurers plan for fewer healthy people to enroll.
Federal maneuvers are launching health insurance and the popular protection of pre-existing conditions back into public discourse in a significant election year in Tennessee.
Updated on May 12 to reflect responses from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading “UPDATED: Some ACA enrollees see May tax credits vanish, impact of mandate repeal looms”
What is this? ‘The Weekender’ is a weekly round-up to spotlight what you might have missed on BirdDog and why a few headlines from elsewhere matter for Tennessee.
What you’ll read about: The state legislature is poised to instruct TennCare to negotiate a work requirement — an unprecedented approach to Medicaid eligibility that raises questions about what happens in times of an economic downturn and how to track hours as the number of people in gig-type jobs rises.
Implementing a work requirement in a state with stringent eligibility rules spotlights a central question the U.S. is grappling with: what happens if insurance is tied to employment, but not all employers offer affordable coverage?