May is Older Americans Month. Visit ACL's official page to Connect, Create, and Contribute!

Tennessee Lawmakers Discuss Providing Medicaid Pathway To Children With Severe Disabilities.

March 17, 2019

The Tennessean (3/17, Bliss) reports that “Tennessee lawmakers are currently discussing a bill that would provide a Medicaid pathway to children...who have severe disabilities and live at home with their parents.” The bill is a two-part approach to help families, with Part A establishing “a pathway to Medicaid and home-and community-based services for children with disabilities, regardless of parent income and resources,” and Part B designs “a Medicaid diversion plan, meaning enrolled children would not receive TennCare services.” According to the Tennessean, “If passed by lawmakers and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, TennCare Director Gabe Roberts said he believes it would be the first two-part approach of its kind in the country.”



By clicking “save,” I acknowledge that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. We ask for your email address so we can contact you for additional information if necessary. Your email address will not be published on the public site. Your name and your comment may remain published on this site indefinitely. We will delete any comments that include vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks, or which do not pertain to the topic at hand. We also may delete comments that include personal information about another person. If a comment is received that contains non-publishable material, we reserve the right to either edit the comment to remove these elements or to delete the comment.

Last modified on 03/18/2019


Back to Top