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"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
Medicaid web page:
TennCare Reform Home Page for Enrollees & Advocates
Home page for an organization dedicated to Tennessee Health Care reform. Information about legislation, volunteer issues, surveys, and other topics.
Healthcare Navigation for the Uninsured
source: Health Assist Tennessee
"...for uninsured and underinsured Middle Tennesseans in the following counties: Davidson, Coffee, Maury, Montgomery, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson..."
brochure or publication:
Women and Medicaid in Tennesee
source:National Women's Law Center
3 pages; languages: English, Spanish
from the brochure or publication:
More than one in ten women in Tennessee receives health care coverage through Medicaid. Medicaid is the most important source of coverage for low-income women...."
The Role of TennCare in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Tennessee
source: The Urban Institute
"In 1994, Tennessee embarked upon a major health care reform. The state attempted to expand coverage to all low-income people in the state and to rely on private managed care plans as the mechanism for delivering care to new eligibles and those traditionally covered by Medicaid..."
Medicaid brochure or publication:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid and SCHIP in Tennessee
source: US Dep't of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
file size: 3 pg. languages: English
"As of July 2003, 1.31 million people were covered under TennCare. TennCare is Tennessee’s Medicaid program, which operates under an 1115 demonstration waiver. In state fiscal year 2002, Tennessee spent about $6.1 billion to provide TennCare health services..."
Tennessee & United States State Medicaid Fact Sheets
source:Kaiser Family Foundation
file size: 1 pg. languages: English
Medicaid brochure or publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Tennessee
file size: 38pg. languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Tennessee, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition. This guide describes your protections as a resident of Tennessee.
Tennessee Public Health Insurance for Parents
source:National Center for Children in Poverty
"Parents have access to public health insurance coverage primarily through plans that target “families”, with significant variation by state in the types of plans that are available and in the eligibility criteria that parents must meet. Most family plans are funded through Medicaid, but a handful of states have waivers to use State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds to cover parents..."
more from National Center for Children in Poverty:
Tennessee Demographics of Low-Income Children
"Research suggests that, on average, families need an income of about twice the federal poverty level to meet their most basic needs. Children living in families with incomes below this level—$40,000 for a family of four in 2006—are referred to as low income..."
Tennessee Medicaid and Medicare Nursing Homes
source:The Nursing Home Project
Directory of nursing homes and long term care facilities in Tennessee, with Medicaid and Medicare nursing home information. Besides a state directory, there are seperate pages for the main Tennessee cities- Memphis Tennessee Nursing Homes, and Nashville Tennessee Nursing Homes