Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited Nashville on Thursday and warned that not expanding Medicaid in Tennessee could leave thousands uninsured. Sebelius visited Nashville on Thursday and warned that not expanding Medicaid in Tennessee could leave thousands uninsured.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will make a stop in Nashville Thursday. She’s on a last-minute tour ahead of the deadline to enroll for health insurance.
If they don’t enroll by then, they’ll face a fine and won’t be able to get insurance until next year.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker sees at least one good outcome from the Affordable Care Act. He says employers should be able to stop providing health insurance to workers.
People are flooding the state’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare. They’re trying to get coverage to avoid a penalty under the Affordable Care Act. State officials were expecting people who were already eligible for government-funded health care to sign up – just not this many.
Roughly 18,000 Tennesseans signed up for plans on the new health insurance exchange in February. That’s a drop from the prior month – reflecting a national trend – even as the enrollment deadline is just a few weeks out.
Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature are both trying to force Governor Bill Haslam off the fence. After more than a year of mulling it over, the governor says he still wants the option to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
The minority party is sticking with the same legislative priority after failing to make headway last year.
As a result of Obamacare’s online insurance marketplace, more than 9,000 Tennesseans have been *redirected to the state’s Medicaid program known as TennCare. The agency expected a surge of signups, but it didn’t anticipate quite this many.
It will be left to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee to decide on extending 66,000 policies that were set to expire.
Tennessee’s former governor is dubious that simply adding manpower will fix the glitchy Obamacare website.
Obamacare recruiters are on a kind of scavenger hunt in Tennessee. They desperately need young healthy people to sign up for insurance to balance out all the older, sicker people who are more eager to enroll. They’re difficult to find, in some instances, and perhaps even harder to convince they need insurance.
Tennessee’s largest insurance company has notified some 66,000 policyholders that their health plans don’t meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act. They’re being redirected to plans on the federal health insurance marketplace.
In a month’s time, only a few hundred Tennesseans have been able to enroll for health coverage in the online exchange run by the federal government. If he had it to do over again, would Tennessee’s Governor run his own insurance marketplace?
After Grilling From TN Congressman, Health Secretary Says ‘Hold Me Accountable’ For HealthCare.Gov Problems
Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn wasted no time in grilling the Secretary of Health and Human Services today. Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about problems with the HealthCare.gov website.
Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn – who has spent countless cable TV interviews railing on Obamacare – remained relatively reserved Thursday.
Nashville’s first sign-up event for the Obamacare health insurance Marketplace started with cheers and prayers of thanksgiving. But the praise was tempered by computer glitches and confusion.
Congressman Jim Cooper is one of two Tennessee voices in Washington with anything good to say about Obamacare.
The city of Nashville is a little confused by state rules that seem to suggest a government worker could be fined for helping someone sign up for health insurance through Obamacare. The city has joined in a lawsuit challenging new regulations.
As enrollment opens for new health insurance exchanges, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he’s rooting for them to succeed…at least as long as the Affordable Care Act is “the law of the land.”