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“The results suggest that in Tennessee, you could effectively boost income among residents by $800 million per year if you reduce opioid usage 10 percent.”
"Recessions have generally been very bad for young workers, particularly people coming out of school," University of Tennessee economist Bill Fox said. "One of my really big fears is that the younger generation will bear a significant portion of the consequences of this because of the difficulty of finding the first job or getting employed quickly."
“Part of the use of part-time workers was related to optimizing flexibility at a time when there was a lot of uncertainty,” said Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “And my guess is the uncertainty surrounding spending patterns is starting to recede,” she added. “And so they feel like they can make better decisions about [the number of] their full-time staff.”
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Ninety-four percent of TennCare recipients report they are satisfied with the state healthcare program