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GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that’s not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn ...

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GOP presents health care reform

MAHALIA SMITH | CONTRIBUTING WRITER Republican House members released the details of the American Health Care Act or ACHA, a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act on March 6. The bill is struggling in the House, with critics on both sides of the aisle opposing the bill. As written, ...

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Governor Bill Haslam to deliver State of the State address

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening, Feb.9. The address comes a week after a special session in which the Republican governor failed to pass his proposal to extend health insurance to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. Haslam ...

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‘Coffee and Conversation’ with Representative Joe Pitts

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Einstein Bros Bagels hosted “Coffee and Conversation” with Tenn. Representative Joe Pitts. Students were given the opportunity to go to Einstein Bros Bagels and have cinnamon twists and 50-cent small coffees while listening to and discussing issues with Pitts, such as politics, education and issues affecting ...

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