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Tennessee health insurance plans stop enrolling needy

The Tennessean, December 2, 2009
As state funds run dry, Tennessee has cut off enrollment for two health insurance programs for low-income people. Tennessee became the only state in the nation to have frozen enrollment for a children's health insurance program funded largely with federal money, according to the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC. The state stopped accepting new CoverKids applicants on Nov. 30, and at the same time stopped enrolling adults in CoverTN, an insurance program designed for the self-employed and working poor.