A handful of Northeast Tennessee families are inviting the public to come out and learn more about the Katie Beckett Bill SB0476/HB0498.
People are invited to Cokesbury Church – Johnson City campus on Saturday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. for an informative session about the bill’s goal.
Currently advancing through the House and Senate, the Katie Beckett program allows medically complex children to enroll in TennCare by waiving the parents’ income.
Tennesse is the only state in the country without this type of program.
Five families from Northeast Tennessee recently made their way to Nashville to show support for the program.
What do the families have in common? A child with a complex disability.
Mallorie Hatcher tells News Channel 11 that Rep. Matthew Hill will be at the event to show support, along with the possibility of other lawmakers.
She says an advocate from the Tennessee Disability Coalition will also speak, along with the five families sharing their stories of how important the program would be in the state.