Post Tagged with: "health care overhaul"

Medicaid Expansion: “Bait and Switch” or Good Deal for Tennessee

Medicaid Expansion: “Bait and Switch” or Good Deal for Tennessee

July 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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.

Haslam Wants Federal Officials to Create Healthcare Waivers

February 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

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.

“Healthcare Freedom Act” Ready for Governor’s Signature

March 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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.

MTSU Poll Shows Heavy But Shrinking Dislike of Health Care Law

March 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows that exactly 50 percent of respondents support repealing the health care law.

Families USA Estimates “Substantial” Health Care Savings

March 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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 Legislature Fights Back Against Health Reform

February 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Tennessee is a step closer to telling the federal government that the state won’t implement the health care overhaul Congress passed last year.

Bredesen on Future of Health Care Overhaul: Any Common Ground Will Do

November 10, 2010 at 5:44 am

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.

Alexander Cosponsors Effort to Strip Away Tax Provision in Health Care Overhaul

August 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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.

High-Risk Pool Becomes New Option to AccessTN

June 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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.

Senate Passes Health Freedom Act

June 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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.

Health Freedom Act Passes House

June 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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.

“Health Freedom Act” Ready For State House Vote

April 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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.

Blocking Healthcare Overhaul in Tennessee Likely Unconstitutional

April 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Tennessee’s Attorney General says a state measure meant to oppose federal health care overhaul is likely unconstitutional.

Challenge To Healthcare Overhaul Moves In House

March 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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.

Tennessee Delegation Reacts To Health Care Plan In Meeting With President

February 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Three of Tennessee’s congressional lawmakers attended President Obama’s bipartisan health summit Thursday.

Alexander Pokes Holes in Senate Health Bill

November 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Senator Lamar Alexander has harsh words for the Senate health bill that passed a procedural hurdle over the weekend.

Blackburn Warns of Surcharges, Red Tape Under Democratic Health Plan

November 6, 2009 at 1:21 am

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.”

Healthcare Overhaul “All Good” for Hospitals

November 5, 2009 at 6:06 am

Nashville’s non-profit hospitals and the for-profit hospital chains based here only stand to gain from health care overhaul proposals in Washington.

Public Plan Opt-Out Doesn’t Sway Governor

November 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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.

Cooper Defends State Share of Health Care Overhaul

October 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper says states need to shoulder some of the costs to expand insurance coverage as part of any health care overhaul.