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Legislation to Pursue TennCare Work Requirements Filed

Beth Harwell

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has filed legislation to pursue TennCare work requirements for able-bodied adults without young children.
The bill directs the state to file a federal waiver to impose “reasonable” work requirements for able-bodied, working age adults without dependent children younger than 6.
On Thursday, House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh said that if Medicaid were expanded under the Affordable Care Act, he would support work requirements and copays.
Lawmakers killed a Medicaid expansion proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2015. The administration doesn’t plan to revive it this year.