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Gov. Bill Haslam said he had been told specific legislation would be required for the federal government to release $82 million in TennCare funds owed to the state. Haslam said getting such a bill passed “will be difficult.” Cuts to Tennessee’s version of Medicaid are expected.

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The nonprofit website ProPublica last week published a wide-ranging investigation into dialysis treatment in America. Shoddy treatment practices and unsanitary conditions are not uncommon, ProPublica reported, and in severe cases have resulted in deaths. Furthermore, the costs of caring for patients with kidney failure exceed those in other developed countries that, like the U.S., provide […]

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