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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to one advocacy group, Tennesseans could save nearly 700 million dollars in health costs under a provision of the federal health care overhaul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study looking at funding for public health finds an imbalance in Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
Nashville-based Centerstone has won a five-million dollar stimulus grant to help Middle Tennesseans train for and find health care jobs.
Tennessee’s Blue Dog Democrats say they have begun reviewing the nearly $900 billion health care overhaul bill.
President Obama may have tried to reach across the aisle to Republicans, but GOP Senator Bob Corker says the speech raised more questions.
The potentially crushing cost of health care overhaul has Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen working the phones with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.