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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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Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business
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