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State Shorts Coffee County Education Funds

Tennessee is shorting Coffee County by some $10,000 per teacher each year in salary costs and is paying for only 10 months worth of health insurance annually. This according to legal documents filed by an attorney representing the Coffee County … Continue reading

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Supporters Seek to Revive Tennessee Medicaid Expansion Plan

Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies. Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper … Continue reading

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230,000 Tennesseans Registered for Health Insurance

Some 230,000 Tennesseans signed up for health insurance under the Federal Exchange program through the Sunday deadline for open enrollment. That’s up from the 150,000 who sought coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the Volunteer State last year. Nearly … Continue reading

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Nashville and Memphis Receive Low Marks for Healthy Living

Nashville and Memphis get low marks for healthy living. An internet company says Nashville is the 5th unhealthiest city in the Country. Memphis ranks at the bottom of the heap. Betterdoctor.com used the American Fitness Index to score health standards. … Continue reading

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Federal Health Insurance Enrollment Ends Sunday

Federal Officials are bracing for an expected last minute push to sign up for Health Insurance provided under the Affordable Care Act. This year’s enrollment under the Federal Exchange program ends Sunday. Officials expect telephone and website traffic will swell … Continue reading

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Attempts to Revive “Insure Tennessee” Useless

Efforts by state Democrats to revive Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” health insurance expansion won’t go anywhere in the session of the General Assembly. Republican Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey says Haslam’s plan collapsed last week for lack of critical details. … Continue reading

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6 Senators Voting Against “Insure Tenneessee” Have State Insurance

Six of the seven senators who voted to kill Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are enrolled in state government-subsidized health insurance. According to records obtained by The Associated Press under state open records … Continue reading

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