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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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Monday, August 20, 2018

  • Woodside arrest
  • Blackburn and Bredesen
  • Roe representative in Newport today
  • Gas prices drop slightly

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Forestyr grants available for volunteer fire departments

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Farm Service Agency meet
  • SBA loans available
  • Social Security and livability
  • Jefferson County crash
  • Dover arrest

    Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Moore arrested in threat on Caldwell
  • Bush Brothers fined
  • Cocke County Partnership meet
  • Clint Hammonds
  • Newport/Parrottsville candidates
  • July unemployment
  • Dover arrest

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  • Speir arrest
  • Cardboard fire
  • Cocke County School Board meet
  • Jefferson City train/car crash

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