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By Initially Neglecting Memphis, Does Gov. Lee Understand the Danger of Block Grants?


Gov. Lee’s initial decision to deny Memphis a block grant hearing, the area with the most TennCare enrollees in the state, is morally troubling. While we are encouraged that Gov. Lee ultimately granted Memphis a forum, we worry that Gov. Lee fails to understand why Tennesseans oppose his block grant proposal in the first place. As Christians, we are called to care for the vulnerable; however, Gov. Lee’s block grant proposal would hurt our children, the disabled, and the working poor. We call on Gov. Lee, a man of faith, to choose to protect, not harm, our most vulnerable.