affordable care act http://wmot.org en Haslam Says No to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange http://wmot.org/post/haslam-says-no-state-run-health-insurance-exchange <p></p><p><span class="s1">NASHVILLE, Tenn</span>. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee will not create a state-run health insurance exchange, but the Republican governor says he remains undecided about whether to expand Medicaid.</p><p class="p1">Haslam said the lack of information from the federal government about the insurance marketplaces was "scary" and that that he considered it a business decision to let the federal government run the program.</p><p class="p1">Haslam acknowledged that getting a state-run exchange approved by the Legislature would be a difficult prospect.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:34:51 +0000 Associated Press 18667 at http://wmot.org Haslam Says No to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange Tenn. Political Heavyweight Pushes Health Care Exchanges http://wmot.org/post/tenn-political-heavyweight-pushes-health-care-exchanges <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Former Senate Majority Leader and Tennessee heart surgeon Bill Frist is calling on states to get going on their health insurance exchanges.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:52:45 +0000 AP/WMOT 13437 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Hospital Association Speaks out on TennCare Expansion http://wmot.org/post/tenn-hospital-association-speaks-out-tenncare-expansion <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">CHATTANOOGA, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The head of the Tennessee Hospital Association says the entire state will suffer if TennCare isn&rsquo;t expanded under the new federal health care law.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:52:14 +0000 AP/WMOT 12995 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Get it Right! http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-get-it-right <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp;(BURRISS)&nbsp;&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;If you&rsquo;re looking for a lesson in how not to do journalism, last week&rsquo;s Supreme Court decision on health care provides a number of lessons.<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:42:08 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 12764 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Supreme Court TV http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-supreme-court-tv <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps the most far-reaching piece of legislation in decades. You&rsquo;ll be able to read about the oral arguments, and you&rsquo;ll be able to hear the audio. But what you won&rsquo;t get is the chance to see the justices or the attorneys make their arguments.<br /> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:21:57 +0000 Mike Osborne 8974 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Supreme Court TV