Archive for the ‘Obamacare’ Category

Fitzhugh: Haslam Creates Health Purgatory

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The following column by State House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh appeared Nov. 3, 2013 in The Commercial Appeal

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says we have plenty of time to deal with Medicaid expansion.

His administration plays down the rush to provide some 330,000 Tennesseans with quality, affordable health care coverage. The governor [...]

House Democrats Tell Haslam to Listen to GOP Governors Expanding Medicaid

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

In what must be ironic news to the 330,000 Tennesseans waiting for a decision on Medicaid expansion, Governor Bill Haslam was chosen to Chair the National Governors Association’s Health and Human Services Committee along with vice-Chair Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

“This could be terrific news for Tennessee,” said House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh. “Six [...]

Obamacare: What’s in a name?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

As the GOP government shutdown enters its third week, it’s important to consider why Republicans are risking great harm to the economy and working families. An extreme faction of one party in one house has shutdown the government because they don’t want Tennesseans to have Obamacare. Chairman Roy Herron wrote a column published Sunday in [...]

New Report Shows Tennessee’s Obamacare Premiums Among Nation’s Lowest

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

GOP efforts to repeal would hurt economy and raise average rates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Republicans attempting to defund the Affordable Care Act march the country toward both a government shutdown and also a default on our obligations, the Tennessee Democratic Party touted new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing [...]