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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dean add touts Medicaid expansion
The Karl Dean for Governor campaign released a new ad Monday that contrasts Dean’s support for Medicaid expansion, which Tennesseans’ tax dollars are already paying for in 34 other states, with Republican nominee Bill Lee’s adamant opposition. Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to expand Medicaid and receive additional federal tax dollars to provide health coverage for people with low incomes, patients with pre-existing conditions and people who are aging. Medicaid expansion would help 300,000 Tennessee residents who now must live without affordable health insurance. The state could bring in $1.4 billion a year, or about $3.8 million a day with the expansion of Medicaid. Nearly three dozen other states have already expanded their Medicaid programs with the help of Tennessee taxpayers. “Imagine burning $3.8 million every day,” argues Dean. “Well, Tennessee has been doing that for years. Right now our tax dollars go to Washington to help other states pay for health care. I’ll expand Medicaid and bring our tax dollars home.” The Democrat candidate says without Medicaid expansion, 11 rural hospitals across the state have closed or announced plans to shut down, and the state has lost a key weapon in the fight against the opioid crisis. Dean’s opponent, Republican Bill Lee, is opposed to Medicaid expansion.


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Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Newport Planning Commission
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  • Unfounded Jefferson school threat
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  • Senate voucher bill
  • Household hazardous waste
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    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Martin sentence
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  • Wilson indictment
  • Jenkins arrest
  • Hooper portrait unveiling
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • House approves voucher bill
  • Newport City Council special meeting
  • Newport Utilities
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Six injured in crash
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

    Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Cocke County flooding
  • Tennessee jobs
  • NFL draft coming to Nashville
  • Earth Day
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