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General Assembly starts 2021 legislative session with passage of historic Medicaid block grant waiver amendment to improve health care in Tennessee


January 28, 2021

The 112th General Assembly has begun as state lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill during the week of January 12th to take the oath of office, elect officers and organize the business of the 2021-2022 legislative sessions. This was highlighted by approval of a historic Tennessee Medicaid block grant waiver amendment agreement with the federal government that will improve quality and access to health care in the state. Tennessee is the first state in the nation to receive such an agreement.

In 2019, the General Assembly passed legislation calling for TennCare to negotiate with the federal Ce...

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