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Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Republican health plan
About two million Tennesseans could be affected by a new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which is supported by both Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and U.S. senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. But it is opposed by those who are on TennCare. Much of the criticism centers on a key part of the plan that gives states like Tennessee block grants of federal money to run Medicaid programs like TennCare, which cover lower-income individuals. Air Force vet Kelly Gregory, who is currently on the state’s TennCare program says, “Almost 2 million veterans in the U.S. depend on Medicaid for their health care,” Gregory said. Kelly said she told Senator Lamar Alexander’s office “ that I was a terminal cancer patient who relied on Medicaid, and if this bill passes I would lose what little access I had to health care and it would hasten my death.” Another veteran is Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Stewart, who says “This bill is being rammed through at the last moment to undermine health care without any real debate.What we know is the non-partisan Rand Corporation, the only non-partisan group to weigh in, says this will be a travesty.”

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • Foothills Parkway cleanup
  • Bush Brothers fatality
  • KCCB to recognize beautification
  • McKiney in Newport
  • VA to study medical marijuana

    Monday, April 23, 2018

  • Two arrested following Newport pursuit
  • Girl sent to UT following dog bite
  • Gas prices continue to increase
  • Early voting is continuing
  • Mass shooter is being sought
  • Six dead in Alcoa fire

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Newport gas leak
  • Newport residents survive heroin overdose
  • TBI Crime Report
  • Tennessee senate update
  • Buy wine and alcohol tomorrow

    Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Rosemeyer arrest
  • Douglas Lake cleanup
  • Tennessee jobless numbers
  • Welfare work/study requirements
  • GradFest events
  • Faison on legislative activities
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee holds steady

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • Jones arrest
  • Planned Parenthood funding
  • Kids health
  • Don't sell TVA
  • Tennessee gets funding for opioid fight

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