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.Read more ›
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Job cuts and construction delays at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are weighing on Governor Bill Haslam. On Friday, he travels to Washington D.C. in hopes of hammering out a compromise on expanding the state’s Medicaid program – a move that has been characterized as vital to the health of Tennessee hospitals.Read more ›
Opponents of expanding TennCare as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act say the country can’t afford to add to the national debt. But hospitals are pushing back, saying the money amounts to just seven-thousandths of one percent of the country’s red ink.Read more ›
Previous naysayers are coming around to the idea of expanding TennCare. Even while criticizing the Affordable Care Act, they say pulling more poor people into the state’s Medicaid program could have some upsides.Read more ›
After an opening gavel, the General Assembly is back to work. Whether or not to expand TennCare could be the most costly decision the body makes this year, and the first bill out of the gate would prevent Tennessee from expanding its Medicaid program as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act.Read more ›
The state Attorney General says AKM Fakhruddin saw about 150 TennCare patients. Most of the appointments were to make an adjustment to medication, lasting just a few minutes. Prosecutors say Fakhruddin would bill the state for full psychotherapy sessions.Read more ›
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll be taking all the time he can to make a decision on setting up a state-based health insurance exchange. Republican governors around the country are split ahead of Friday’s deadline.Read more ›
The Tennessee Hospital Association is warning of possible closures if federal spending is reduced as planned. The first in nearly a nearly decade of planned cuts begins October 1st.Read more ›
An annual report that ranks the well-being of children in each state places Tennessee 36th in the nation.Read more ›
According to Governor Bill Haslam, there only seems to be one option for getting all the federal money owed to Tenncare. But Haslam says the chances aren’t good.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 ›
Last night, Governor Bill Haslam laid out a new $30 billion state budget. That’s about $2 billion less than this year’s spending plan – mainly because federal stimulus money is ending.Read more ›
Tennessee hospitals plan to increase a self-imposed fee that’s
designed to cover a larger hole in the TennCare budget. The
board of the Tennessee Hospital Association unanimously approved extending the revenue fee.