TennCare Study Finds Fewer Children are Uninsured as COVID-19 Pandemic Eases

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 01:39pm

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2021, shows that 92 percent of TennCare recipients were happy with the program’s quality of care, marking the 13th straight year in which satisfaction with TennCare exceeded 90 percent.

“Although we are still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these results show me that Tennesseans are feeling more comfortable to seek the care they need,” said the study’s lead author, LeAnn Luna. “TennCare continues to provide excellent health care to the Tennessee families who participate in the program.”

Luna, a professor of accounting and information research, and Boyd Center research associate Alex Norwood coauthored the study, which examines the health coverage status of Tennessee residents, the use of medical facilities, and satisfaction with medical services received.

More about the study.