TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Oct 2, 2014

Gov. Bill Haslam praised TennCare Director Darin Gordon earlier this week for saving tax dollars, despite a federal notice that the program's backlog of applications violates U.S. law and a lawsuit accusing the agency of creating barriers for people seeking coverage. "I guarantee you," Haslam told the Tennessean, "every other state in the country would love to have him as their Medicaid director." The lawsuit centers on TennCare's decision to stop providing direct assistance to people seeking coverage and require them to apply through Healthcare.gov, the website for the federal insurance exchange.