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Friday, November 01, 2019

Lee' TennCare waiver proposal
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday he will consider the 2,200 pages of negative comments received regarding his proposed federal TennCare waiver. The governor is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for authority to convert $7.9 billion in federal funding for TennCare into a lump sum "block grant" with fewer strings and greater flexibility for the state. TennCare is the state's $12.1 billion Medicaid health insurance program serving 1.42 million low-income Tennesseans. Lee wants to cut back on healthcare funding for low income working Tennesseans instead of accepting additional Medicaid funding to add 280,000 residents to TennCare. The plan has generated strong opposition from TennCare enrollees who would see their coverage reduced, as well as advocates for the poor, hospitals and physicians. During community hearings around the state recently, hundreds voiced opposition to the block grant proposal and only one supporter of the plan testified during the five public hearings.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Convenience center closed Friday and Saturday
  • Howard plea to child sexual offense
  • Home burglary
  • Tennessee teens are dangerous drivers
  • Cold temps in TVA land
  • Nettles wants more opportunities for female country muicians
  • Horse diagnosed with EEE

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatal crash
  • Newport City Council
  • Denton arrests
  • Jefferson drug bust
  • Dean Foods files for bankruptcy protection

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  • Cocke Veterans program
  • Parrottsville home destroyed by fire
  • TennCare hack
  • Gas prices moving up due to tighter supplies

    Monday, November 11, 2019

  • Cocke County crash
  • Greeneville officer involved shooting
  • Unclaimed property

    Saturday, November 09, 2019

  • Highway 25E crash
  • Jimmy Dunn recognized by Congressman Roe

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