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Biden to reopen public comment on TennCare block grant

Joe Biden
Posted at 9:48 PM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 22:48:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration says it will keep a drastic overhaul of Tennessee's Medicaid program in place while it receives additional public comment on the plan.

In a federal court filing this week, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton asked a judge to put a lawsuit challenging the TennCare block grant program on hold during the 30-day public comment period.

Tennessee is the first state to receive lump-sum block grant funding for its Medicaid program. The funding was approved under former President Donald Trump.