Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Gov. Bill Haslam met with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell in Ramsey’s legislative office Thursday morning to discuss the pros and cons of embracing key pillars of the health care law.

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Press release from the Department of Commerce & Insurance; July 26, 2012: NASHVILLE, TN – This is a reminder that Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will be conducting outreach meetings across the state to gather input about the health conditions that should be covered under essential health benefit categories. These public meetings are […]

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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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He leaves Friday for Williamsburg, Va. for the 104th annual meeting of the NGA. One facet of the SCOTUS ruling that’s been particularly interesting to Haslam is that the feds apparently can’t punish states for refusing to expand Medicaid.

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The House Speaker and other top officials say they’re not sure what their next move is to resist the health care overhaul if President Obama dashes their hopes of a repeal by winning re-election. Statehouse Democrats avoided media altogether following release of the opinion Thursday.

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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 Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville; June 28, 2012: Statement from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (NASHVILLE, TN), June 28, 2012 — This is one of the most important decisions by the Supreme Court in our lifetime,” said Leader […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he is still at odds with federal health care reforms despite the high court’s decision to uphold the law. But he’s surprised the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot be forced into expanding their Medicaid programs within the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Haslam offered his thoughts on the […]

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Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action; June 28, 2012:  JUSTICE FOR CONSUMERS FTW!!!* The Affordable Care Act already benefits more than 100 million people including thousands of seniors, small businesses, women and children in Tennessee. Today’s announcement signals an end to constitutional debates and finally allows us all to move forward so Tennesseans can get the […]

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Statement from Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney; June 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney released the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on ObamaCare: “Getting rid of ObamaCare is now in the hands of the American people, and we can accomplish that by […]

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Statement from Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro; June 28, 2012:  “It is a sad day. The cost of Obamacare is unsustainable. It is unstainable in just what Tennessee’s portion will cost our citizens. It will eat through every dollar that we need to improve education, bring in new jobs and to provide for […]

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Statement from House Republican Caucus Leader Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; June 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following this morning’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville), who serves as the Chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, released the following statement: “This is disappointing on a […]

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