Harwell Backs TennCare Work Requirements

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee’s candidates for governor are mostly supportive of proposed TennCare work requirements.

At a health care forum, Republican House Speaker, Beth Harwell touted her legislation that seeks a federal waiver to require able-bodied TennCare patients without children under 6 to work, volunteer or attend school.

The push stems from an offer from the Trump administration to let states craft programs imposing work requirements on certain Medicaid recipients.

Republican businessman Randy Boyd said he’s in favor of at least looking at work requirements.