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Tennessee's Medicaid Gap - Cumberland through Hardeman Counties

Tennessee's Medicaid Gap - county by county
Catherine Hill

Here are some more actual numbers that actually show how bad the Medicaid Gap is in Tennessee counties. These figures come from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site is used by the health industry and activists alike, and all margins of error given have a 90% confidence level.

Today I will cover Cumberland through Hardeman Counties. Because of the examiner.com page setup, I separate each item of data with a comma, thus:

County, # in Gap, % of County Population, % margin of error

Cumberland, # in Gap 3,466, % Pop 43.00%, % MOE 4.5%
Davidson, # in Gap 43,666, % Pop 45.60%, % MOE 2.9%
Decatur, # in Gap 760, % Pop 37.25, % MOE 4.6%
DeKalb, # in Gap 1,500, % Pop 43.5%, % MOE 4.5%
Dickson, # in Gap 2,576, % Pop 38.1%, % MOE 4.5%
Dyer, # in Gap 2,165, % Pop 31.6, % MOE 4.2%
Fayette, # in Gap 1,688, % Pop 42.4, % MOE 4.6%
Fentress, # in Gap 1,300, % Pop 33.3%, % MOE 3.9%
Franklin, # in Gap 1,896, % Pop 37.3%, % MOE 4.5%
Gibson, # in Gap 2,630, % Pop 34.3, % MOE 4.0%
Giles, # in Gap 1,673, % Pop 36.7, % MOE 4.5%
Grainger, # in Gap 1,506, % Pop 37.9, % MOE 4.4%
Greene, # in Gap 4,384, % Pop 37.4%, % MOE 4.2%
Grundy, # in Gap 955, % Pop 31.1%, % MOE 3.8%
Hamblen, # in Gap 4,401, % Pop 44.8, % MOE 4.4%
Hamilton, # in Gap 17,507, % Pop 39.9%, % MOE 3.4%
Hancock, # in Gap 548, % Pop 32.6%, % MOE 4.3%
Hardeman, # in Gap 1,507, % Pop 33.8%, % MO# 4.1%

Friends, these are not little bitty numbers. Tennesseans are being adversely affected by the actions of Governor Haslam and the State Legislature.