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

by / on July 16, 2012

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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Haslam Wants Federal Officials to Create Healthcare Waivers

by / on February 27, 2012

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.

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“Healthcare Freedom Act” Ready for Governor’s Signature

by / on March 7, 2011

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.

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MTSU Poll Shows Heavy But Shrinking Dislike of Health Care Law

by / on March 2, 2011

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

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Families USA Estimates “Substantial” Health Care Savings

by / on March 1, 2011

According to one advocacy group, Tennesseans could save nearly 700 million dollars in health costs under a provision of the federal health care overhaul.

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Tennessee Legislature Fights Back Against Health Reform

by / on February 23, 2011

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

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

by / on November 10, 2010

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.

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

by / on August 3, 2010

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.

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High-Risk Pool Becomes New Option to AccessTN

by / on June 30, 2010

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.

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Senate Passes Health Freedom Act

by / on June 9, 2010

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.

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Health Freedom Act Passes House

by / on June 8, 2010

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.

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“Health Freedom Act” Ready For State House Vote

by / on April 13, 2010

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.

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Blocking Healthcare Overhaul in Tennessee Likely Unconstitutional

by / on April 6, 2010

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

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Challenge To Healthcare Overhaul Moves In House

by / on March 31, 2010

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.

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Tennessee Delegation Reacts To Health Care Plan In Meeting With President

by / on February 25, 2010

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

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Alexander Pokes Holes in Senate Health Bill

by / on November 23, 2009

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

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Blackburn Warns of Surcharges, Red Tape Under Democratic Health Plan

by / on November 6, 2009

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.”

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Healthcare Overhaul “All Good” for Hospitals

by / on November 5, 2009

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

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Public Plan Opt-Out Doesn’t Sway Governor

by / on November 2, 2009

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.

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Cooper Defends State Share of Health Care Overhaul

by / on October 13, 2009

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

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