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Rural Hospital’s Closure Just The First From Lack Of Medicaid Expansion, Says Tennessee Hospital Association

Rural Hospital’s Closure Just The First From Lack Of Medicaid Expansion, Says Tennessee Hospital Association

April 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

This week brings a sobering reality to those who thought Tennessee hospitals were crying wolf about how bad things could get if the state opted out of expanding Medicaid. The announced closure of Haywood Park hospital in West Tennessee may be just the first, according to the Tennessee Hospital Association.

Haslam Proposes Free Tuition For Community College

Haslam Proposes Free Tuition For Community College

February 3, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Governor Bill Haslam had a big announcement for his State of the State address Monday night. He wants Tennessee to pay for the first two years of college. That’s for graduating high-school seniors heading to a community college or technical school.

Corker Accuses States of Bilking Medicaid with Bed Tax

Corker Accuses States of Bilking Medicaid with Bed Tax

December 4, 2012 at 6:26 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who is an increasingly central character in the fiscal cliff drama, wants to end what he calls a “massive bed tax.” Hospitals say without it, some could be forced to close.

THA Warns of Hospital Closures Due to Federal Cuts

September 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

The Tennessee Hospital Association is warning of possible closures if federal spending is reduced as planned. The first in nearly a nearly decade of planned cuts begins October 1st.

THA Pleased with Healthcare Ruling, But Concern Over Indigent Care Remains

June 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The head of a group representing Tennessee hospitals says he’s happy with today’s Supreme Court ruling on the federal healthcare law. He says if more people have insurance, it could mean more revenue. At the same time, medical centers will be dealing with a big cut in federal money.

Hospitals Fear Potential Loss of “Mandate” Only

June 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Tennessee’s healthcare sector, particularly its hospitals, will be watching warily as the U.S. Supreme Court readies its decision on the federal health care law.

Hospitals Want 3.5% Tax to Temporarily Fill “the State of Tennessee’s Shoes”

March 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

The Tennessee legislature is preparing to act on a new 3.5% hospital tax. The industry-supported move is being used as a way to lessen the impact of state budget cuts to TennCare.

Hospitals Agree to Fee in Place of TennCare Funds

February 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Tennessee hospitals have agreed to tax themselves which would replace proposed cuts to the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare. The board of the Tennessee Hospital Association voted unanimously Monday.