Hagerty Statement on Trump Administration’s Approval of Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant Waiver Amendment

January 8, 2021

NASHVILLE – Today, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) issued the following statement commending Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Trump Administration for reaching an agreement on Tennessee’s Medicaid modified block grant proposal:

“Tennessee has a strong history of conservative stewardship of taxpayer dollars.  As a result, the State of Tennessee is being entrusted with the opportunity to reap the rewards of good stewardship by sharing the savings that result from TennCare’s efficient operation, which can then be invested in improving the health of TennCare members, rather than being kept by the federal government. I appreciate the hard work of Governor Lee’s administration and the Trump administration to pioneer this new, more effective approach to providing health care services.”