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With the help of one-time federal dollars and a new hospital fee, the state may be able to patch together enough funding to avoid most cuts to the state’s health care program, but officials say it’s only a matter of time before lawmakers need to find a permanent solution.

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Press Release From the Tennessee Republican Party, March 19, 2010: NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chris Devaney issued the following statement after retiring Tennessee Democrat Congressman Bart Gordon announced he is going to support the Obama/Pelosi/Reid government takeover of health care: “Retiring from Congress doesn’t give Rep. Gordon an excuse to abandon his constituents,” […]

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Program reductions could be mitigated somewhat by a federal decision last week to rework a formula for determining how much money the state owes the federal government in “clawback” funds — perhaps giving the state another $120 million to work with. Lawmakers say they’re still concerned the cuts are going to hit many Tennesseans hard in the midst of this prolonged recession.

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