About 128,000 Children Dropped from TennCare, CoverKids in the Past 2 Years - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Apr 2, 2019

Almost 128,000 children were dropped from TennCare and its sister program, CoverKids, over the past two years, The Tennessean reports. Between 2016 and January 2019, approximately 1 in 8 children enrolled with the providers were purged from the system, with the agency saying that most were cut because the families did not respond to mandatory renewal forms that were mailed to them. Nashville and Memphis saw cuts of about 14,000 and 22,000 children, respectively. Cheatham County saw the most cuts per capita, with nearly 1 in every 5 enrolled children purged from the programs during that period.