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Biden Administration asks judge to put TennCare block grant lawsuit on hold

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration says it will keep a drastic overhaul of Tennessee's Medicaid program in place while it receives additional public comment on the plan.

In a federal court filing this week, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton asked a judge to put a lawsuit challenging the TennCare block grant program on hold during the 30-day public comment period.

Tennessee is the first state to receive lump sum block grant funding for its Medicaid program. The funding was approved under former President Donald Trump.