Post Tagged with: "health care reform"

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.

Bredesen’s Book On Health Care Reform To Be Published

May 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen has written a book on the future of health care reform and plans a nationwide book tour, NPR interviews, and all.

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.

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.”

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.

Alexander Calls End-of-Life Provisions a Danger

September 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander says it’s dangerous to write laws dealing with end of life decisions.

Wamp Won’t Refute “Death Panel” Claims

August 31, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Chattanooga Republican Zach Wamp dodged the question Monday when asked whether the plan to overhaul health care would set up “death panels.”

Gordon “Totally Opposed” To Single-Payer Health Care

August 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Speaking to more than 200 constituents today, Representative Bart Gordon said he has concerns about a public health care option, especially when it comes to how it would be funded.

Vilsack Says Health Care Overhaul Benefits Rural Hospitals

Vilsack Says Health Care Overhaul Benefits Rural Hospitals

July 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Nashville Thursday to promote the health care proposal currently moving through Congress.

Alexander, Corker Criticize Health Care Plan

July 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Tennessee’s senators say Congress needs to scrap the current health care proposals and start over from scratch.

Some Small Business Owners Want Public Health Care Option

July 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm

A majority of Tennessee’s entrepreneurs say a government-run insurance option needs to be a part of reforming the nation’s health care system.

Cooper Says No Need to Fear Rationing if Health Care Costs Cut

June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Congressman Jim Cooper says the term “rationing” in the health care reform debate is usually thrown around to derail the discussion.