TennCare Growing Slowly After ACA

Nov 19, 2013

While the number of people in Tennessee buying health insurance through new exchanges has been slow, state officials say the number of people being directed to the state's expanded Medicaid program is more than they expected.

So far, about 1,000 people have purchased health insurance throughout the state.

Officials had projected that the exchanges would identify nearly 47,000 people who are eligible but not enrolled in TennCare.

But TennCare Director Darin Gordon told Governor Bill Haslam during a budget hearing on Monday that figure will more likely be about 52,000 for fiscal year 2015.