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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Alexander on healthcare
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)is chairing a series of hearings in the Senate health committee on how to reduce health care costs. A second hearing was held earlier this week. “In our second hearing, we heard the remarkable testimony that in the United States, we may be wasting as much as half of what we spend on health care, and the United State spends nearly 19 percent of all of our wealth on health care. By wasting we don’t just mean fraud, we mean unnecessary spending -- for example, unnecessary tests, unnecessary medication, or unnecessary administrative burden. Among those testifying today was Dr. Jeff Balser, who is the chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Medical Center. What can we do about it? Well, number one, reduce complexity. Number two, utilize the services we have better. Number three, reduce prices, primarily through competition. And number four, find ways to make it possible for those of us who buy the services to know more about what we’re buying. We’re going to continue to look for ways to bring down the cost of health care.”


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael
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