Last month’s Supreme Court decision may have freed Tennessee from having to expand its Medicaid program. But Nashville’s Congressman says the state needs to think twice before opting out.
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Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam spent the weekend in Washington where he and other governors asked the president and cabinet officials for more freedom from federal mandates.
After a year of fighting about President Obama’s federal health care initiative, the Tennessee legislature has passed a bill saying the federal government can’t make Tennesseans obey it.
The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows that exactly 50 percent of respondents support repealing the health care law.
According to one advocacy group, Tennesseans could save nearly 700 million dollars in health costs under a provision of the federal health care overhaul.
Tennessee is a step closer to telling the federal government that the state won’t implement the health care overhaul Congress passed last year.
With the incoming Republican majority in congress expected to take aim at the recently passed health care overhaul, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen is urging for some kind of bi-partisan support in whatever happens. The out-going Democrat speaks to a national conference of health insurers gathered in Chicago this week.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is cosponsoring a bill to reverse provisions of the healthcare overhaul plan that he says make the tax code more complex.
Health care advocates are reminding uninsured Tennesseans to shop around before joining the new high-risk insurance pool for people with pre-existing conditions. It opens Thursday.
Tennessee’s Senate has joined the state House in passing bills that tell the federal government the state isn’t happy with national health care.
Tennessee’s House of Representatives passed a version of the “Health Freedom Act” today, in an attempt to “send a message” to Washington disapproving of the federal health care overhaul.
The push against a federal health care overhaul continued Tuesday in the state legislature. A proposal that seeks to overturn the federal law is now ready for a vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Tennessee’s Attorney General says a state measure meant to oppose federal health care overhaul is likely unconstitutional.
An effort to challenge the nation’s health care overhaul in court is moving through Tennessee’s House of Representatives. The bill’s supporters say health insurance regulation is a matter of state’s rights rather than federal authority.
Three of Tennessee’s congressional lawmakers attended President Obama’s bipartisan health summit Thursday.
Senator Lamar Alexander has harsh words for the Senate health bill that passed a procedural hurdle over the weekend.
Speaking to constituents last night, Representative Marsha Blackburn warned that the Democrat’s proposed health care plan would be burdensome to seniors and that it would amount to a “government takeover of health care.”
Nashville’s non-profit hospitals and the for-profit hospital chains based here only stand to gain from health care overhaul proposals in Washington.
The Congressional health care plan’s so-called “opt-out provision” isn’t taking Governor Phil Bredesen’s focus off of proposed changes to Medicaid.
Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper says states need to shoulder some of the costs to expand insurance coverage as part of any health care overhaul.