TennCare must use additional federal funding wisely to improve home- and community-based services for Tennesseans with disabilities
WITH PROGRAMS, POLICY, AND PURPOSE,
WE ARE CREATING A SOCIETY THAT VALUES, INCLUDES,
AND SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
Tennessee’s Katie Beckett waiver program passed into law in the summer of 2019 to great acclaim. The waiver, which provides support for families of children with complex medical needs without regard to their parents’ income or assets, would ostensibly fill the final gap in coverage for children with disabilities in Tennessee.
As has been said an infinite number of times from an infinite number of pundits, the pandemic made things weird, and Tennessee’s 112th General Assembly was no exception. In the early days, masks came out, plexiglass dividers went up and visitor access to the Capitol was strictly limited.