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CoverTN shows state’s need to bolster healthcare issues

The Tennessean, January 31, 2008
Tennessee state officials have announced moderate expansion of the CoverTN program, initially created in an attempt to make healthcare coverage more accessible to people who live on limited income working for small businesses. The CoverTN plan started with eligibility requirements that applied to businesses with only 25 or fewer employees and that half of those employees had to make less than $41,000. Those standards have been expanded and is now open to businesses with up to 50 employees and half of those employees must make less than $43,000 a year. People must work an average of at least 20 hours a week at the job and have not had health coverage stopped in the last six months.