Patients Sue TennCare For Giving Them The Runaround

July 23, 2014 8:17 PM

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Infants waiting on vaccinations, pregnant women forgoing prenatal care and people with deadly infections refusing to go to the hospital. These are the kinds of anecdotes contained in a lawsuit against Tennessee’s Medicaid program filed Wednesday in federal court.

“Tennessee has created an array of bureaucratic barriers to enrolling in TennCare,” the complaint says. “The State’s acts and omissions deprive thousands of low-income Tennesseans of all ages timely access to essential medical care for which they are eligible under state and federal law.”

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