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Tennessee's state funded health care faces crisis

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1307
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

Tennessee's healthcare programme for low income people, Tenncare, is facing a severe budget crunch which is set to affect 1.3 million beneficiaries—one quarter of the state's total population of 5.3million.

Tennessee withdrew from the federal Medicaid programme of fee for service payments in favour of offering managed care through health maintenance organisations (HMOs) in …

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