Monthly Archives: September 2013

Haslam says administration is “100 percent not” trying to hinder signing up through health insurance exchange

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he sees no link between the state’s approach toward the new health insurance exchange and his ongoing efforts to negotiate a special deal for Tennessee for Medicaid expansion.  The governor tells The Associated Press that … Continue reading

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Tennessee insurance programs change with Affordable Care Act

   As the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges come online, some of Tennessee’s state-sponsored insurance programs are shutting down or limiting enrollment.  The Tennessean reported that more than 28,000 residents enrolled in programs like CoverKids, CoverTN, AccessTN and CoverRX will … Continue reading

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Bedford County parent holds hope of seeing missing children again

One year after Cheryl Leverette Daniel’s children were last seen, shortly before a fire that destroyed her parents’ home where they were staying, she holds on to hopes of seeing them again.  Nine-year-old Chloie Leverette and 7-year-old Gage Daniel haven’t … Continue reading

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Beech Grove woman handed two year jail term

A Beech Grove woman has been handed a two year jail term for the abuse and neglect of her mentally ill sister, living under her care.  Tracy Lynn Carmen-Thacker,  age 47, was convicted in July of elder abuse and false imprisonment … Continue reading

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AEDC officials scurrings to make Government shutdown plans

The impending threat of a government shutdown has officials at Arnold Engineering Development Complex scurrying to make plans, despite the uncertainty of the situation.  On Sunday, House Republicans pushed through an amended spending plan that would delay ObamaCare for a year, … Continue reading

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State Rep. Joe Carr Challenges Lamar Alexander

Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey says a Rutherford County lawmaker planning to challenge Lamar Alexander’s re-election bid for the senate next year has little chance for success. Ramsey, a Blountville Republican, says Lascassas State Representative Joe Carr is facing an … Continue reading

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Senators Corker and Cruz have showdown

Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker delivered some criticism of Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz yesterday as the chamber delayed a vote on a spending measure that would avoid a government shutdown next month. Corker, a former Chattanooga Mayor, says Cruz … Continue reading

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