Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And you thought Tenncare was a disaster before

You ain't seen nuttin yet.

WASHINGTON -- Five years into the recently passed health care reform law Tennessee could have nearly a half million more residents on Medicaid, according to a report released Wednesday.

And the state could be paying an extra $1.5 billion for those services over five years, the Kaiser Family Foundation report estimates.

Both numbers are somewhat higher than an estimate of 200,000 new participants and $1 billion over five years put out by TennCare officials in March.