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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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Agency Sends Inaccurate Medicaid Letters

(Channel 5 News- Nashville) Officials with a state agency that’s been sending inaccurate letters to Tennesseans informing them they don’t qualify for Medicaid said they’re addressing the issue. The letters sent this year are automatically generated by an outdated computer … Continue reading

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Haslams Medicaid Expansion talks draw GOP Criticism

Gov. Bill Haslam’s suggestion this week that he may submit a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee is getting some blowback from a fellow Republican leader in the Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said in a statement Friday that … Continue reading

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Haslam to Announce TennCare Expansion Plan this Fall

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he hopes to put a long-delayed Medicaid expansion proposal before federal officials soon that would extend subsidized health insurance to an estimated 180,000 low-income Tennessee adults. “I think we’ll probably go to them sometime this … Continue reading

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Haslam’s Decision Not to Expand Medicaid Cast Dark Shadow

Democratic leaders say Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee cast a dark shadow over his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges. The Democrats held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the recent … Continue reading

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Secretary of Health and Human Services to Visit Nashville

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has made a last-minute push to get Tennesseans to sign up for insurance through the federal health care exchange before a March 31 deadline. Sebelius also made a plug Thursday in … Continue reading

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Senate passes Bill to restrict Governors Powers

A proposal that would require the governor to get legislative approval for any potential deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee has passed the Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Brian Kelsey of Germantown was approved 23-6 on Thursday. The House … Continue reading

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“Stop Obamacare Bill” Moves through Assembly

During today’s Senate Commerce and Labor Committee meeting, Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) successfully argued for passage of the Stop Obamacare Act. The bill will now make its way to the Senate floor for a vote as early as next Monday, … Continue reading

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Health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates

After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates? Most major pieces of the Affordable Care Act take full effect with … Continue reading

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Tennesseans favor expanding Medicaid and requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine by nearly 2-to-1 margins

Tennesseans favor expanding Medicaid and requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine by nearly 2-to-1 margins, a new poll taken by Vanderbilt University has found. Even amid deep hostility toward the Affordable Care Act, 63 percent of the state’s registered voters say Tennessee should … Continue reading

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