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TDC Submits Comments on Medicaid Block Grant to CMS

The Tennessee Disability Coalition submitted comments on Tennessee's Medicaid block grant proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently. 

Our comments on focus on how the proposed block grant will affect vulnerable populations including Tennesseans with disabilities, concerns about prescription drug access under the block grant, failure to provide details on how oversight will work, and future outlooks for Tennesseans with disabilities should the block grant be implemented. 

Read our comments here:  Amendment 42 comments to CMS final.pdf or text only:  Amendment 42 Comments to CMS Final .txt

Submit your comments by Dec 27th: https://public.medicaid.gov/connect.ti/public.comments/answerQuestionnaire?qid=1903395

The Tennessee Justice Center has also put together a variety of tools and talking points to assist in submitting comments: https://www.tnjustice.org/medicaid-block-grants-in-tennessee/ 

Please contact coalition@tndisability.org for alternative formats of TDC's comments. 

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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