Lawmakers Move to Fully Fund Katie Beckett Waiver

The Tennessee Senate on Monday moved to fully fund the Katie Beckett waiver program that will provide health insurance for disabled children, even if their families do not financially qualify for Medicaid, The Tennessean reports. Initially, the Senate proposed funding at $15.6 million, just over half of the estimated cost of the program. Lawmakers expressed concerns regarding House budget funding, which proposed paying for the initiative through expanded online sales tax. The Senate now agreed to fund the full $27 million using other revenue sources.

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