Tennessee drops Medicaid drug switch due to federal concerns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is dropping plans to make major changes to drug benefits in its Medicaid program after federal health officials raised concerns.
TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, said it would drop a proposal to impose limits on certain prescription drugs following pressure from the federal government. Last year, the state received approval from former President Donald Trump’s administration for an overhaul of TennCare that included the change. Officials argued the overhaul could produce flexibility and savings that would then fuel additional health coverage offerings, including prescription drug limits aimed at driving up costs.