MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (TNS.WMOT) -- A provision of the Affordable Care Act will likely take a bite out of the most common chronic childhood disease faced by Tennessee children.
Under the new health care plan, commonly referred to as Obamacare, pediatric dental care must be offered as part of a health plan, or optional stand-alone. Dr. Paul Reggiardo with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says childhood tooth decay is a major problem in Tennessee and nationwide.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT) -- The State General Assembly is considering measures that would change the way members of the State Board of Education are chosen, and Tennesseans are lining up for and against the proposals.
One proposal would make board posts elected positions. Another would take board appointments away from the governor and give them to the leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate.