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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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Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Road rage

    Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Newport leaf pickup
  • September jobless in Tennessee
  • Newport attorney under investigation
  • Cocke County Partnership update

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Gass appointment
  • Johnson arrest
  • Gruntzel arrest
  • Campbell jailed
  • Stewart stabbed, Ray is charged
  • Paint The Town Pink
  • Bump stock legislation
  • Mobile Job Center

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Water leak
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • US Senate seat
  • Earthquake awareness
  • National Energy Awareness
  • Emergency responders
  • Alexander on healthcare fix
  • Incredible Tiny Homes

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Bull Rider Noah Thompson
  • Cocke Legislative Body
  • Bob Self obit
  • Cocke County CLB
  • Cocke County Jail vandalism
  • Judge candidates headed to Nashville
  • Phil Fulmer in Newport

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