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Tennessee Hospitals Resist Moms Who Want To Deliver Babies Early

Tennessee Hospitals Resist Moms Who Want To Deliver Babies Early

by / on June 24, 2013

More Tennessee doctors are saying no to expectant mothers who want to have their baby early. A statewide campaign has reduced early elective deliveries by 75 percent.

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TN Reps Challenge Health Law’s Missing Language

by / on July 20, 2012

With outright repeal efforts nowhere, the G-O-P is attacking president’s signature health care law piece by piece, and two Tennessee Republicans believe they’ve found a way to unravel the legislation.

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Hospitals Fear Potential Loss of “Mandate” Only

by / on June 20, 2012

Tennessee’s healthcare sector, particularly its hospitals, will be watching warily as the U.S. Supreme Court readies its decision on the federal health care law.

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Health And Wellness Task Force to Follow Education Model

by / on October 24, 2011

Tennessee consistently ranks near the bottom of the nation in both the health of the state’s residents and educational achievements. In the last few years, state leaders have changed the way schools work, in hopes of getting better results. Now, Governor Bill Haslam wants to take a similar approach to health care.

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Governor’s New Health Task Force Takes on Health Care Costs

by / on June 9, 2011

Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist joined Governor Bill Haslam Thursday, kicking off the first project of the governor’s task force on health and wellness. Its focus is on treating a high-cost, chronic heart condition.

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Legislature Debates Take-over of Federal Health Care Programs

by / on March 28, 2011

A million Tennesseans who use Medicare could see that program operated by the state instead of the federal government, under a proposal that’s before the state legislature this week.

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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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Tenet Likely Can’t Avoid Negotiating a Sale to Community Health Systems

by / on December 10, 2010

Franklin-based Community Health Systems is attempting to buy Tenet Healthcare. It’s a major acquisition that could put Community Health in control of more patient beds than any other for-profit hospital chain in the nation. Officials at Tenet say their business is not for sale, but they’re not in a very good position to refuse.

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Health Care Industry Grows Its Share of Nashville Economy

by / on July 7, 2010

Nashville has continued to see more and more health care jobs, even through the economic downturn. A new study from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center puts the industry’s total impact at $30 billion. That’s an increase of 60 percent since 2004.

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Corker Fears Over-Zealous Consumer Protection Agency

by / on March 31, 2010

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he fears the White House may give a new consumer protection agency too much power. He talked about financial reform Wednesday with Nashville bankers and business students.

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State Lawmakers Eyeing Costs of Federal Health Care Bill

by / on March 22, 2010

The president’s signing of the national health care bill today will affect Tennessee not just as a population of six million citizens, but also as an employer that pays for health insurance for its workers.

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Tennesseans Want Congress to Start Over on Health Care

by / on March 4, 2010

A majority of Tennesseans would like to see Congress scrap the current health care overhaul bill and begin from scratch. The latest poll from Middle Tennessee State University shows strong support for starting over in every political group, but that doesn’t necessarily mean people agree on what constitutes good health care reform.

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Public Health Spending in TN High

by / on March 2, 2010

A new study looking at funding for public health finds an imbalance in Tennessee.

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TennCare Oversight Committee Reviews Potential Hits To Medicaid Program

by / on February 22, 2010

The TennCare Oversight Committee meets today at the state Capitol and will be reviewing suggested cuts for the health care program. Governor Phil Bredesen wants $200 million from TennCare’s reserves to shore up the state budget, leaving some on the committee shaking their heads.

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HCA Charity Care Jumps $500 Million in Q4

by / on February 18, 2010

HCA’s expense in caring for uninsured patients shot up 50% in the 4th quarter compared to the same period in 2008. The Nashville-based hospital chain released earnings Thursday.

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State Senate Snubs Hypothetical National Health Care

by / on February 17, 2010

Even though the U.S. Congress has not passed an overhaul of health care, the Tennessee Senate took steps Wednesday to block a national insurance system.

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US Department of Labor Awards Recovery Grant to Centerstone

by / on February 12, 2010

Nashville-based Centerstone has won a five-million dollar stimulus grant to help Middle Tennesseans train for and find health care jobs.

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CNC: Tennessee Blue Dog Democrats Withhold Opinion on the House’s Healthcare

by / on October 30, 2009

Tennessee’s Blue Dog Democrats say they have begun reviewing the nearly $900 billion health care overhaul bill.

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Midstate Lawmakers Don’t Sound Convinced After the President’s Speech

by / on September 10, 2009

President Obama may have tried to reach across the aisle to Republicans, but GOP Senator Bob Corker says the speech raised more questions.

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Bredesen Teaching State Budget 101 to Senate in Health Care Debate

by / on August 27, 2009

The potentially crushing cost of health care overhaul has Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen working the phones with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

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