Thursday, May 19, 2005

TennCare lite?

Bill to help TennCare disenrolled passes Senate committee
Thousands of people who could be cut from TennCare would receive a pharmacy discount card and other benefits under legislation that's moving through the General Assembly in its final weeks.

``The goal is to give all enrollees to be disenrolled some help,'' Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle said Tuesday.

Kyle sponsored the so-called ``soft landing bill'' that was unanimously approved Monday by the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee and sent to the Senate Finance Committee.