Tag Archive for Tenncare

Cover The Uninsured Week

KnoxViews has the breakdown of how much of the “middle-class” is currently uninsured. The numbers for Tennessee are alarming. The report is being released during Cover the Uninsured Week (March 14-20), a campaign organized by RWJF to advocate for health…

More Hits For TennCare

Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield is planning to cut reimbursement to some doctors and hospitals. From the article: In a report to state lawmakers, BlueCross said that while it has been able to operate at a loss “for a short…

Morning Coffee – Cats In Cups Edition

Good morning loyal readers. It’s Tuesday, and while that means…well…really nothing, it’s still Tuesday, the least mentioned day of the week. We’ve heard about people having the “Mondays”, Wednesday is “Hump Day”, everyone “thanks God for Fridays”, and while Thursday…

Touring The MED

The CA reports that some state officials will be touring the MED today along with members of the Shelby County delegation. I wonder if anyone sent an invite to Mike Ritz Probably not…

We Don’t Need No Medicaid!

R. Neal over at Knoxviews points to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation that shows record growth in Medicaid last year. Tennessee, Rhode Island and Maine were the only three states that saw negative growth in Medicaid for adults.…

Mike Ritz, Man on a Mission

Since late October, with the announcement that certain services may be cut without additional funding, the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, The MED, has been at the center of a conversation about ensuring the public’s access to critical services, management…

More on the Ritz Complaint

Jackson Baker takes a look at the issues surrounding the complaint filed my Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz (8.3mb PDF). With the Med in financial crisis, and with a beleaguered county government (which just upped its own contributions from $27…

More TennCare Struggles

The Memphis Daily News looks at two TennCare recipients who lost their coverage but fought back… The story of two Memphis-area patients facing the loss of their TennCare coverage was first told in the Oct. 31, 2009, issue of The…