Health

A vibrant economy is dependent upon a healthy populace. Healthy citizens are more productive, lead to less costly insurance premiums, miss fewer work and/or school days, and reduce turnover in the workplace.

Core Principles

I.   We believe our state’s economy succeeds when Tennesseans have the

      health to perform fully in the workplace and the marketplace.
 

      A. We want our employers to remove barriers preventing our health 

           plan participants, wherever they are located, from access to quality 

           health care.
      B. We want our health care providers to be properly compensated for

           their services so they can continue to provide quality and timely 

           health care to our citizens.
      C. We want state government to adopt and follow policies designed to

           remove regulatory barriers to proper care and provider

           compensation while encouraging or even requiring better health

           related behaviors.


II.  We aspire to create a Tennessee which ranks in the top half of states

       for improvement in workforce connected health measures.
 

      A. We want employers, including the government as an employer, and

           the State to adopt policies and practices that will produce   

           measurable improvement in patient compliance with treatment

           regimens for chronic health conditions.


      B. We want employers, including the government as an employer, and

           the State to adopt policies and practices that will produce

           measurable reductions in smoking and tobacco use.
 

      C. We want employers, including the government as an employer, and

           the State, to adopt policies and practices that will produce 

           measurable reductions in obesity.

HEALTH ISSUE SCOPE

  • Telemedicine

  • Policies re: Opioid Abuse

  • Supply of Primary Providers

  • Medicaid (TennCare) Block Grant

  • Reforming Rural Health CareExpansion of Employer-Based Health Coverage(including, e.g., via HSAs, AHPs, etc.)

  • Advance practice nursing

Coalition for a Healthy TN

The Roundtable led a coalition of a wide variety of businesses who advocated for the expansion of Medicaid in Tennessee based on the positive economic impact that expansion would bring to the state.

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