Health Care

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, have rolled up their sleeves to get their annual vaccinations against influenza, and are urging fellow Tennesseans to do the same to help protect and promote […]

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Press release from CareSpot via PRNewswire.com; July 16, 2012:  Centers will open in early 2013 NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HCA’s TriStar Health and CareSpot have established a joint venture to bring as many as 15 urgent care centers to Middle Tennessee opening throughout 2013. The new partnership would make CareSpot and TriStar […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; July 10, 2012:   COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE LAW: Highlights from Celebration Rally On June 28 more than 100 Tennesseans gathered at Nashville General Hospital to celebrate the SCOTUS decision. The coalition of organizations leading the rally included: TN Health Care Campaign, TN Justice Center, TN Disability Coalition, Meharry Medical […]

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Statement from Senator Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet; Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet; and Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon; June 28, 2012:  ( WILSON COUNTY, TN) June 28, 2012 – Three Tennessee lawmakers who have fought tirelessly over the past two years to thwart the implementation of “Obamacare” in the state of Tennessee were disappointed by the […]

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Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; June 28, 2012:  Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision: “It is intensely disappointing that this court failed to recognize what constitutionalists and conservatives know deep in their hearts: A federal government which […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is rooting for the nation’s high court to strike down controversial federal health care reforms this week. But the state is ready to begin doing the U.S. government’s bidding if all or portions of the law remain intact, he said. Officials in the Volunteer State have already begun the preliminary steps […]

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Todd, R-Collierville, announced he has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer. Todd disclosed his illness during a committee hearing while making the case for a bill to require insurance companies to pay for certain chemotherapy treatments.

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Joining with the 26 other states disputing the 2010 federal health care reform law simply isn’t a productive application of his office’s time or energies, Tennessee’s top government lawyer told a state legislative panel this week. “It did not seem to be a wise use of scarce state resources when we have all these other […]

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Press Release from Department of Economic and Community Development; Jan. 18, 2012: Trade Mission Focusing on Medical Device Manufacturers, Applications Due Feb. 1 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Commissioner Bill Hagerty will lead ECD’s trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21, 2012 that will focus […]

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Members of a House subcommittee are studying the implications of a bill that limits when nurse practitioners and other trained caregivers who are not licensed physicians can administer drugs injected within a half-inch of the spinal cord.

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Speaking at an anti-Obamacare event in Nashville Saturday, the Tennessee House speaker pro tem said he hopes this year’s tort reform legislation is only “the first step of several steps.”

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Middle-income families are the ones facing the most pressure on tuition increases at state colleges and universities, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday. And he reiterated a theme he’s been hitting on a lot lately — that health care costs are the reason higher education is getting financially squeezed in Tennessee. Haslam was commenting on […]

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