Governor Bill Lee is defending his idea to transfer TennCare Medicaid coverage to a federal block grant. Speaking after the American Conservative Union CPAC in Memphis on Tuesday, Governor Lee said the move would give the state more flexibility on how to spend $8,000,000,000. Lee said communities with a large percentage of TennCare recipients would see the biggest benefit of the block grant proposal. More than 1 in 5 Tennesseans receiving TennCare reside in Shelby County.