Post Tagged with: "health care reform"

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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Bredesen’s Book On Health Care Reform To Be Published

by / on May 5, 2010

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

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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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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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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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Alexander Calls End-of-Life Provisions a Danger

by / on September 1, 2009

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

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Wamp Won’t Refute “Death Panel” Claims

by / on August 31, 2009

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

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Gordon “Totally Opposed” To Single-Payer Health Care

by / on August 21, 2009

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.

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Vilsack Says Health Care Overhaul Benefits Rural Hospitals

Vilsack Says Health Care Overhaul Benefits Rural Hospitals

by / on July 30, 2009

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

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Alexander, Corker Criticize Health Care Plan

by / on July 26, 2009

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

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Some Small Business Owners Want Public Health Care Option

by / on July 7, 2009

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.

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

by / on June 23, 2009

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

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