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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 16, 2014

TennCare faces the prospect of lawsuits if it fails to set up a state system for people to apply for Medicaid, the Tennessean reports. Tennessee ended face-to-face assistance for people seeking Medicaid coverage on Jan. 1, when the Affordable Care Act came into full effect, and, instead, began telling people to apply online at healthcare.gov. People who should have qualified for coverage have fallen through the cracks or not been able to apply at all, according to the health advocacy and civil rights organizations. Attorneys with the Tennessee Justice Center, Southern Poverty Law Center and National Health Law Program are closely watching to see how the agency responds to a federal demand for a correction plan.