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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • Erwin Man Booked on Attempted Second-Degree Murder Charges
  • Bristol, Virginia Sets Ceremony for Glass Recycler
  • Sullivan Schools Chief Says Community Remains but New Schools Make Financial Sense
  • Lawmakers say Coal Downturn to Blame for Norfolk Southern Pulling Out of Roanoke
  • UPDATE: Clintwood Man Killed in Monday Crash in Dickenson County
  • Former Nurse Indicted for Stealing Meds from Indian Path
  • School Consolidation Likely in Sullivan County
  • Five of the "Sullivan Six" Return to Work at the Highway Dept.
  • County Mayor Says Agreement Prohibit Naming Company That Gets $1 Million
  • State Police Report Fatal Car Crash in Dickenson County Near Ervinton
  • Police Report Tazewell County, VA School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI
  • Attempted Murder Trial in Russell County Moved to April
  • Juvenile Arrested in Rash of Tire Slashings in Gray Community
  • Chafin is Co-Patron of Bills to Help People Get Jobs and Freeze College Costs
  • Andis Enters Race for Washington County, Virginia Sheriff



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