INSURE OUR KIDS

In Tennessee, approximately 116,900 children are without health insurance, which is disturbing since more than 53,000 of them are eligible for coverage under Medicaid, known as TennCare in Tennessee, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as Cover Kids in Tennessee.

Since 2018, Tennessee Justice Center (TJC), along with forty other partner organizations, have been actively working to increase public awareness of this issue, educate the public about which programs they may qualify for, and assist families with any enrollment problems or questions that may come up. The partner organizations that have joined us in this fight include health providers, educators, childcare facilities, and other non-profits across the state.

FACTS

194,000

Tennessee children who have a parent
who lacks health insurance

220,000

Tennessee children who were still eligible but whose TennCare coverage was wrongfully terminated

The number of uninsured children in
TN increased nearly 2.5% from 2019 to 2020.

PARTNERS

If your organization would like to sign on as a partner and join us in this fight, contact Kinika Young at kyoung@tnjustice.org.

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CONTACT

If you need help applying for TennCare and CoverKids, call 1-844-478-KIDS (5437).
If you have already applied and been denied, call the Tennessee Justice Center at 1-877-608-1009 to get free help to file an appeal.