The Tennessean: Judge hears arguments in TennCare case Friday

The Tennessean: Judge hears arguments in TennCare case Friday

By Tom Wilemon

Lawyers for TennCare say a federal lawsuit against the state Medicaid agency should be dismissed because all 11 people who sued over delays and barriers to obtaining coverage now have it.

They will make their argument Friday, while attorneys for those 11 plaintiffs will seek to persuade a federal judge to grant the case class-action status — a move that would allow potentially thousands of other Tennesseans to join the suit. But behind the scenes, the opposing legal teams have worked together to get a limited number of people enrolled, including those plaintiffs.

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