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Federal Trial Begins Over Delays In Tennessee's Medicaid Eligibility Decisions

October 09, 2018
The trial in a class-action lawsuit alleging Tennessee took too long to decide whether individuals are eligible to be on Medicaid started on Tuesday (Oct. 9) -- four years after the case was filed. Judge William Campbell Jr. heard testimony from Medicaid applicants who said they were harmed by the state’s bureaucratic delays, which advocates allege have caused many low-income individuals to go without medical coverage. Under federal regulations, states must make eligibility determinations for most Medicaid applicants within 45...


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