Monday, December 10, 2012

Haslamcare
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to create a state-run health insurance exchange, leaving the operation to the federal government. Haslam announced his decision during a speech Monday. The Republican governor, who had until Friday to decide, said the lack of information from the federal government was "scary." The exchanges, part of the federal health care overhaul, create new online markets where consumers will be able to buy individual private health insurance coverage. Haslam previously said the state likely could run an exchange more efficiently but acknowledged getting legislative approval would be difficult. Many Republican lawmakers ran for office on a platform of opposing President Barack Obama's health care plan. Tea party supporters protested the idea of a state-run exchange outside the Capitol last week, deriding it as "Haslamcare.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • Two Reportedly Injured in Home Elevator Accident in Carter County
  • Greene County Man Killed in Crash with Tanker Driven by Piney Flats Man
  • Many Stores Open for Thanksgiving Shopping
  • Center of Excellence Receives $2 Million Grant from Virginia Tobacco Commission
  • Wal-Mart Shoplifter Will Spend the Holiday in Jail
  • TN Leaders Looking to Lead the Nation in Education
  • Holiday Travel Up
  • PBA Looking into Joint Venture with ETSU and Millennium Centre
  • Special Black Friday Sales Set at Virginia ABC Stores
  • City of Kingsport Adds Climbing Wall in Aquatic Center
  • Tri Cities Labor Market Continues to be Weak, says ETSU's Economic Research
  • AEP to Issue Refunds to Electric Customers in Virginia After SCC Ruling
  • Improvement on Carolina Ave., Love St. Approved by Erwin Town Council
  • Citizens Chide Bristol, Virginia City Council for Borrowing to Debt Limit
  • NC Man Set to Serve 10 years for Cocaine Trafficking
  • Bristol, TN Taking Proposals From Developers on a Redesign of An Iconic Downtown Building



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