Dear Governor Haslam:
This is my 46th letter to you.
The article below leaves me very sad. When is Tennessee going to be for Tennesseans? The state response to people needing Tenn Care is not okay. What are you doing? Where is your customer service? Please speak out about how you think people should be treated and how you plan to make it happen. Tennessee is better than this.
Feds give Tennessee 10 days to address ACA failures
The federal director of Medicaid programs has put Tennessee on notice that it has failed to provide services for people as required by the Affordable Care Act and is giving the state 10 days to submit a correction plan. The crux of the problem is delays with bringing a $35 million computer system online. However, Tennessee is also criticized for not providing people with face-to-face help in applying and for not setting up a program that allows hospitals to temporarily enroll people in Medicaid if they are presumed eligible. With this year’s full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Tennessee stopped providing state personnel to help people sign up for Medicaid and, instead, began directing them to use healthcare.gov, the federal health exchange.