NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's rural hospitals are laying off workers and reducing services as they try to cope with the funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the political battles that surround expanding TennCare.
The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1ams5Ds) the federal health law reduces reimbursements to Tennessee hospitals by $5.6 billion over the next 10 years. That money was supposed to be replaced through expanding TennCare, the state Medicaid program.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, are hosting a Christmas tree lighting event at the state Capitol on Monday evening.
The tree will be strung with about 6,000 bulbs and more than 200 ornaments. The University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture supplied the 30-foot Norway spruce from the Cumberland Forest in Morgan County.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, left, and Guangxi University President Zhao Yanlin signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to foster cultural and academic exchanges between MTSU and the Chinese university.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee State University has signed another agreement with China’s Guangxi University.
University President Zhao Yanlin was on the MTSU campus Tuesday to sign the five year agreement, which provides for joint research projects, conferences, as-well-as student and faculty exchanges.
After inking the deal, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee noted that the two institutions have much in common.