Thursday, June 28, 2012

MSHA CEO Worried About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling
After Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) CEO Dennis Vonderfecht held a press conference explaining how the ruling would affect local healthcare. Though Vonderfecht said he believes that expanding healthcare coverage to 32 million more Americans is a positive step, he is worried about the upcoming reimbursement cuts hospitals across the country will have to face. In the last year, MSHA has provided over $167 million dollars in uncompensated care to local patients, and Vonderfecht’s concern is that unless MSHA and other hospitals nationwide can reduce these uncompensated costs, they will not be able to function under the scheduled reimbursement cuts. (hra)

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Sullivan County Suspect Still At Large, Accused of Stealing Another Vehicle
  • Kingsport Man Arrested For Aiming Rifle at a Police Officer
  • A Comprehensive Study of Bristol, Virginia Planning and Zoning on Tap
  • BVU to Consider Paying $5,000 for NEW CEO to Move to Bristol
  • Two East Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities Fined $1,000
  • Kingsport Arrest Results from $60,000 Theft
  • Kingsport Suspects Try to Flush $12,000 in Crack Cocaine Down the Toilet
  • Five Booked in Washington County After Year-Long Meth Investigation
  • Suspected Corvette Thief Arrested, Charged for Scott County Incident With Deputy
  • Carter County Authorities Quickly Catch Armed Robbery Suspect
  • Jury Convicts Southwest Virginia Retail Store Owners of Selling Synthetic Marijuana
  • Sentence Reduced for Bristol Man Convicted of Child Rape
  • Carter County Gets Stern Warning on Finances From Comptroller
  • Mold Forces Closure of Indian Springs Elementary
  • Dangerous, Possibly Drugged, Suspect Wanted in Sullivan County
  • New Virginia Road Funding Formula in Question for Coalfield's Expressway, Other Projects
  • Bristol, Virginia Working to Get Revenue Bonds to Market for The Falls Project
  • USDA Awards $3 Million to Scott County, Va., for Broadband



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