healthcare

Gov. Bill Haslam was mentioned prominently in a Forbes piece Thursday, after he and four other GOP governors said they would consider an expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care reform law if the money were awarded as a block grant. “Obviously, as a Republican, I’m with those folks who say, if you can […]

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A mere 12 days into the New Year, Tennessee has already seen plenty of TennCare fraud news, from “doctor shopping” to one case in which a health worker was sentenced to eight years in prison. In that case, a home health care worker was fired from his job, but managed to get his wife hired […]

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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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GOP: Say you’re sorry! Dems: You’re sorry! Ill will is rising as lawmakers spar over national health care package.

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Press Release from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, March 19, 2010: Bill Would Protect Tennesseans From Federal Action (Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today called on a House committee to approve Senate passed legislation which protects the freedom of Tennesseans to make their own health care choices. The Tennessee Health Freedom Act would […]

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