Tennessee legislature agrees to fully fund Katie Beckett disabled insurance program


Both chambers in the Tennessee legislature agreed to fully fund the Katie Beckett program, a medicaid waiver for disabled children.

The Katie Beckett wavier would bring financial relief to families with children who live with severe mental and physical disabilities, regardless of income.

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Lawmakers have been debating funding the waiver all session long. Before both chambers agreed to fully fund the program, the Tennessee House voted to fund all $27 million needed, but the Senate only voted to fund half. 

Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally said the budget represents the hopes and dreams of the people of Tennessee, and the hard work of members of the House, the Senate and the administration.

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