TennCare’s Standard Spend Down program will begin accepting new enrollees today. Enrollment is by telephone and phone lines open at 6 this evening. The program is supposed to help low-income individuals with high medical bills if they’re disabled, over 65, blind, or caring for a child that qualifies for Medicaid. Entrance to the Standard Spend Down program is competitive. The program takes 2500 applicants at a time. Officials say the enrollment line usually gets that many calls in the first hour phone lines are open.
Bradley George is WPLN's Morning Edition host. He covers a wide range of stories, from local history to the electric vehicle market. A native of North Carolina, he worked at radio stations there and in Alabama before arriving in Nashville in 2011.