Monday, December 10, 2012

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 26, 2015

  • Trump Campaign Names Southwest Virginia Leadership Team
  • Northeast TN Pair Jailed in SW Virginia for Grand Larceny
  • VDOT Stats: Traffic Deaths Up 50% in Bristol District
  • Some Tennessee Teachers Convicted of Crimes Still Collecting Pensions
  • Bristol, Virginia Councilman Reacts to Study to Move Bristol Pirates to Tennessee Side
  • UT Study: Gas Tax Hike Needed for Roads
  • Rape Suspect in Greene County Indicted
  • Bristol TN to Consider Study for New Minor League Baseball Study
  • Johnson City Power Board Looks to Become an Authority
  • Johnson City Crews Battle Fire at a Home Under Construction
  • VDOT Aims to Smooth Holiday Traffic by Lifting Lane Closures
  • Parole Denied for Jamie Curd in So-Called Facebook Murder Case
  • Virginia Company Files 2nd Lawsuit Trying to Mine Uranium
  • Virginia Health Officials Say Flu Season Off to Slow Start
  • Mother Indicted by Greene Co Grand Jury, Charged With Murder in Death of Her Two Daughters
  • BVU CEO on Restitution Accounting: Slightly More Than Half of $720,118 Stolen in Fraud Scheme Recovered
  • Black Friday Bargains Include Adoptable Pets in Sullivan County
  • Milligan College Gets $1.2 Million Gift From Shipley Trust
  • Bloomingdale Home Invasion Thieves Brought Equipment to Roll Safe Outside, Drove "Loud" Getaway Vehicle
  • Police: Argument Over TV Characters, Lasagna Leads to Domestic Assault
  • UPDATE: Memphis Man Killed at Carter County Logging Job in Hampton
  • Unicoi Co Woman Booked on Contraband Charges
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop

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