Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

Kathleen Sebelius visited a health clinic in Madison on Thursday to make a pitch for the Affordable Care Act.  Bobby Allyn/WPLN

Sebelius Says Many Thousands Will Go Uninsured Unless Tennessee Expands Medicaid

March 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

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.

Sebelius To Hit Nashville On Obamacare Whistlestop Tour

Sebelius To Hit Nashville On Obamacare Whistlestop Tour

March 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

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.

Federally-trained Certified Application Counselors and Obamacare Navigators helped uninsured Nashvillians sign up for coverage on Monday. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Tennesseans Have One Week Left To Sign Up for Health Insurance, Or Wait Until Next Year

March 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

If they don’t enroll by then, they’ll face a fine and won’t be able to get insurance until next year.

Sen. Bob Corker meets with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Credit: Nashville Chamber via Flickr

Corker Finds Upside In Obamacare: Employers Can Stop Providing Insurance

March 22, 2014 at 3:52 am

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.

Impending Insurance Mandate Drives More Than Expected To TennCare

Impending Insurance Mandate Drives More Than Expected To TennCare

March 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

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.

Federally-trained Certified Application Counselors and Obamacare Navigators helped uninsured Nashvillians sign up for coverage on Monday. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

For Its Size, Tennessee Obamacare Enrollment Stands Out

March 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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.

Gov. Bill Haslam takes questions from reporters on Thursday. He said Medicaid officials are still planning to travel to the capitol to meet with his administration and talk about expansion in the state. Credit: TN Photo Services

Tennessee Governor Still Wants Option To Expand Medicaid

January 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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.

Dwindling Tenn. Democrats To Keep Pushing For Medicaid Expansion

Dwindling Tenn. Democrats To Keep Pushing For Medicaid Expansion

January 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

The minority party is sticking with the same legislative priority after failing to make headway last year.

TennCare director Darin Gordon addressed the media after an annual budget hearing with Governor Bill Haslam. The state spends more on TennCare than any other single agency, and its budget is even more complicated as it manages losing some federal reimbursements under ObamaCare, cutting programs no longer needed and managing an influx of enrollments. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Obamacare May Usher More Patients Into TennCare Than First Thought

November 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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.

President Obama announced Thursday that people with individual policies facing cancellation would be able to keep their plan for a year. Credit: Whitehouse.gov

Obamacare Reversal Lets Blue Cross Decide Whether 66K Policies Continue

November 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

It will be left to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee to decide on extending 66,000 policies that were set to expire.

Former TN Gov: More Manpower Won’t Solve Botched Obamacare Site

Former TN Gov: More Manpower Won’t Solve Botched Obamacare Site

November 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Tennessee’s former governor is dubious that simply adding manpower will fix the glitchy Obamacare website.

Obamacare Needs These Healthy Nashvillians, But Do They Need Health Insurance?

Obamacare Needs These Healthy Nashvillians, But Do They Need Health Insurance?

November 7, 2013 at 3:37 am

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.

Bill Gracey is the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, which is headquartered in Chattanooga. Credit: TN Photo Services

Blue Cross Notifies 66,000 Tennesseans: You’ll Need To Find A New Insurance Plan

November 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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.

Does Tennessee Regret Not Running Its Own Insurance Exchange?

Does Tennessee Regret Not Running Its Own Insurance Exchange?

October 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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?

Rep. Blackburn has not explicitly said Secretary Sebelius should resign, though Blackburn has said she answer questions from Congress "before she leaves town." Blackburn is vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Image: C-SPAN

After Grilling From TN Congressman, Health Secretary Says ‘Hold Me Accountable’ For HealthCare.Gov Problems

October 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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.

Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

October 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn – who has spent countless cable TV interviews railing on Obamacare – remained relatively reserved Thursday.

Federally-trained Certified Application Counselors and Obamacare Navigators helped uninsured Nashvillians sign up for coverage on Monday. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Obamacare Arrives In Nashville To Cheers, Confusion

October 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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.

Amid Opposition, TN’s Outnumbered Democrats Say Give Obamacare Time

Amid Opposition, TN’s Outnumbered Democrats Say Give Obamacare Time

October 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

Congressman Jim Cooper is one of two Tennessee voices in Washington with anything good to say about Obamacare.

A judge in Davidson County Chancery Court heard arguments for and against the state insurance regulations on Monday afternoon. The plaintiffs are asking for an injunction to block the rules. Credit: Romec1 via Flickr

Nashville Joins Lawsuit Challenging State’s Obamacare Recruiting Rules

September 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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.

Haslam’s Still No Fan Of Obamacare, But He’s Rooting For Tennessee’s Exchange To Work

Haslam’s Still No Fan Of Obamacare, But He’s Rooting For Tennessee’s Exchange To Work

September 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

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.”