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House Republicans Score Major Healthcare Victory To Cut Insurance Costs, Increase Access To Care
House Republicans Score Major Healthcare Victory To Cut Insurance Costs, Increase Access To Care

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act by Democrats in 2010, the health insurance market has been faced with escalating insurance costs and premiums which have hurt Tennesseans.

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Judge Hearing Class-Action Lawsuit Against the State concerning TennCare
Judge Hearing Class-Action Lawsuit Against the State concerning TennCare

A federal judge is hearing arguments in a class-action lawsuit that claims delays in processing TennCare applications have left thousands of low-income Tennesseans without timely access to medical care.

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VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna
VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) mental health officials will host the sixth annual Community Mental Health/Homeless Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

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VA offers new class for separating service members in the Middle Tennessee area
VA offers new class for separating service members in the Middle Tennessee area

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will offer an Introduction to Whole Health class Friday, Mar. 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the media center of its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Pike.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots

In a continued effort to improve care and services to Veterans, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has acquired four new high-tech weapons to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms.

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United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data
United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize announced today that local Rutherford and Cannon county members have saved $2,059,123 on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications through the organizations' partnership.

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Alexander: Any Health Insurance Compromise for 2018 that Includes Cost-Sharing Payments Must Include Real Flexibility for States
Alexander: Any Health Insurance Compromise for 2018 that Includes Cost-Sharing Payments Must Include Real Flexibility for States

At the third of four Senate health care hearings this month, held to hear testimony from state flexibility experts, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that any health insurance compromise for a stability bill including cost-sharing payments must also include real flexibility for states.

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Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee
Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee

A new proposal from the 3-Star Healthy Task Force is looking at ways to help people's health care in Tennessee.

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Alexander: Today, More than Ever, Americans Need Congress to Go Step-by-Step to Reduce Health Care Costs
Alexander: Today, More than Ever, Americans Need Congress to Go Step-by-Step to Reduce Health Care Costs

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Wednesday made the following statement on the sixth anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law:

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State Lawmakers to Meet in Special Session on Healthcare
State Lawmakers to Meet in Special Session on Healthcare

Governor Haslam has issued a proclamation convening an "extraordinary session" of the 109th General Assembly to consider "Insure Tennessee," a two year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who do not currently have access to health insurance or have limited options.

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Senate Passes Legislation Cosponsored by Alexander to Improve Emergency Medical Care for More than 600,000 Tennessee Children Every Year
Senate Passes Legislation Cosponsored by Alexander to Improve Emergency Medical Care for More than 600,000 Tennessee Children Every Year

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act...

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Releases Statement on the Affordable Health Care Act Known as Obamacare
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Releases Statement on the Affordable Health Care Act Known as Obamacare
“You could fit everyone who signed up for Obamacare in the first month into Neyland Stadium – and still have room for the ‘Pride of the Southland’ marching band."
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Monumental Shift in TN Health Care Begins Next Week

The opening of the new health insurance marketplace in Tennessee is now less than a week away, but many questions remain about this monumental shift in the way some people obtain their medical insurance. 

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"NO," Was heard loud and clear Wednesday in TN to the Medicaid Expansion
“All we’re asking from Washington is to allow us to use the federal funds to provide coverage on the health care exchange in the same way many other Tennesseans will access coverage regardless of whether or not we expand.  It’s a reasonable ask” 
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