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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 »

Smithville Man Charged With TennCare Fraud

A Smithville man has been charged with TennCare fraud after allegedly reporting to the state he had custody of his child to get benefits. 34-year-old Grant Lynch faces charges of fraud and theft of services. Both are class D felonies. “Providing false information in order to receive TennCare benefits will not be tolerated in the state of Tennessee,” Inspector General ... 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 »

UCHRA Transit Recovering From Holiday COVID Spike

The UCHRA Transit system is working its way back to full strength after experiencing some staffing issues during the holiday season. Executive Director Mark Farley said the transit system was lucky that the demand was not as high. Farley said with 130 vehicles in the region on a daily basis, they have to face the pandemic’s challenges head on. “We’ve ... 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 »