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State of Tennessee Asks Court to Throw Out TennCare Suit

Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a class-action lawsuit that claims the state left thousands of TennCare applicants in indefinite limbo, with their applications neither approved nor rejected. In a brief to the 6th U.S. Circuit … Continue reading

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Mental Health Experts Worry about Proposed TennCare Cuts

Proposed TennCare cuts would limit case management for adults with mental illness to only those who are coming out of hospitalization. Even then, the service would end after three months. The cuts would save the state $10.5 million. But mental … Continue reading

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State Must Review TennCare Complaints

More than 2,100 folks who claim they were illegally denied TennCare coverage last year will get a chance to make their case for care in the coming weeks. Most complaints date back to October, 2013 as the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Haslam’s TennCare Expansion Proposal to Face Opposition

A Chattanooga State House Republican leader says Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to expand TennCare faces a tough fight in the General Assembly. Majority leader Gerald McCormick says the Governor’s “Insure Tennessee” plan is a common sense way to make use … Continue reading

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Tennessee General Assembly to Meet Today

Abortion restrictions, TennCare expansion and maybe even a gasoline tax could be on the agenda of the 109th Session of the Tennessee General Assembly that will convene today in Nashville.  The Republican-dominated legislature won’t work on any bills this month.  … Continue reading

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TennCare Expansion Pitched to General Assembly

Governor Bill Haslam pitching his controversial plan to expand TennCare to county leaders and sometimes reluctant fellow Republicans in the General Assembly. Haslam wants to use a federal block grant to extend coverage to an estimated 200,000 uninsured Tennesseans as … Continue reading

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Haslam to Expand TennCare

Governor Bill Haslam says he struck a deal with the Obama administration to expand TennCare coverage in the state, offering private insurance to an estimated 200,000 currently uninsured citizens. The move announced yesterday ended months of delays as the Republican … Continue reading

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