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, June 04, 2020

  • Catons Grove shooting
  • Cades Cove Loop is restricted
  • Jobless claims
  • Vote by mail
  • Black Tennessee lawmakers call for addresing racial issues
  • Medic needs blood
  • Black lawmakers call for respect for everyone
  • Planning Commission to hold public hearing
  • Cades Cove to be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays
  • State parks for community service hours
  • Majors dead at 85

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

  • Mantooth Butcher shop fire
  • Cocke County early voting moves
  • Financial Stimulus Accountability Group
  • RNC national convention may come to Tennessee
  • Beth Freeman has died
  • Livestock scam

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

  • Evans is terminated
  • Cocke Countians rally for Floyd
  • Free fishing on Saturday
  • Gasoline prices move up
  • Stonefly is coming for Rhythm on the River

    Monday, June 01, 2020

  • Cocke County crash
  • Tennessee protests against racism
  • UT Athletics statement
  • Alexander on WHO
  • Teen cyclist dies in Smokies

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Cruise Against Cancer