Top 9 Occupations of the Employed but Uninsured Tennesseans Who Would Benefit from Insure Tennessee
In Tennessee, nearly 418,000 low-income residents lack access to health insurance. With Insure Tennessee, the state would accept federal dollars to close this gap in health coverage. By doing this, the state stands to gain not only better health outcomes, but also new jobs and increased economic growth. Those who would most benefit from Insure Tennessee are working adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015). More than half of this population is employed but uninsured.