NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee House Republicans have announced a proposal to address healthcare needs in the state.
Republicans announced their CARE plan on Thursday – an acronym that stands for Consumerism, increasing access, improving rural health systems and empowering patients.
This is the Tennessee house republicans plan to address healthcare in the state.— Kyle Horan (@KyleHoranNC5) February 21, 2019
Some of their ideas include recruiting more physicians to practice in Tennessee. Also, they want to adopt federal provisions like the Katie Beckett waiver. @NC5 pic.twitter.com/W3xgk0r5OO
Legislators said the plan would allow consumers to make their own decisions “instead of insurance companies or the government.”
Some of their ideas include: recruiting more physicians to practice in Tennessee, improve drug pricing, increase rural access to healthcare and adopt federal provisions like the Katie Beckett waiver – which allows children with complex medical needs to be taken care of at home if they don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Republicans said their overall goal is to produce a plan that is “focused on the patient.”