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