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Health Care Enrollment Extended, Free Help Available

Help for affordable health care is available in the Upper Cumberland through the Tennessee Healthcare Campaign. Campaign Organizer Thomas Savage said 44 percent of people in Putnam, Overton, Clay and Cumberland Counties have no insurance or use the Affordable Care Act. Savage said that open enrollment has been extended until August 15. “This new Tennessee Healthcare Campaign under the Rescue ... Read More »

Fentress Agrees To Purchase Location For Stand-Alone ER

Fentress County Commissioners approved purchasing a building for a stand-alone UT Medical Center facility. Commissioners agreed to purchase the old Fentress Health Systems building for $655,707. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said a long-term commitment was needed for UT Medical to lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for restriction changes. “Passing this right here, these two amendments, I was ... Read More »

Fentress County Seeking Locations For UT Medical ER

The Fentress County Commission has given the county executive permission to move forward in finding a location for a stand-alone University of Tennessee emergency room. County Executive Jimmy Johnson met with UT Medical Center officials Monday for more than 90 minutes. County Attorney Leslie Ledbetter said the University wants the county to pursue a long-term lease or the purchase of ... Read More »

Tennessee Voting On Medicaid Waiver For TennCare

Tennessee Legislators will be getting to work this week on a first in the nation Medicaid Block Grant Waiver for TennCare. Senator Paul Bailey sponsored the original $8.6 billion Medicaid Block Grant Waiver in 2019. Bailey said the federal government accepted this waiver because of Tennessee’s track record of consistently saving money for Medicaid, by spending less. He said it ... Read More »

Tennessee Medicaid Program Covers More Kids

Tennessee has been approved for a federal program to help families who have children with complex medical needs and disabilities. The Katie Beckett Program will split costs between the federal and state government to provide therapy, equipment and nursing care for families that could not qualify for medicaid because of household income. State Senator Paul Bailey helped shape the legislation ... Read More »