Topic: The Tennessean

    If Obamacare is repealed, Tennessee faces a big decision
    By Alex Tolbert on May 24, 2017

    Waiver choices Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is now in front of the Senate. If it...

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    Rural health plan to blame for unstable insurance market in East TN?
    By Alex Tolbert on May 8, 2017

    Currently, 16 counties in East Tennessee have no insurers planning to sell individual health plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in 2018.

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    Pregnant? How four Nashville-area practices bill for delivering your baby
    By Alex Tolbert on April 24, 2017

    How to avoid billing surprises Medical bills can be confusing, and the many bills you receive after pregnancy can be especially complicated. An...

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    Can Tennessee’s U.S. senators help healthcare consumers?
    By Alex Tolbert on April 14, 2017

    State faces challenging market A new bill filed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker could give some relief to Tennesseans who are facing...

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    Can Nashville find the cure for price blindness in health care?
    By Alex Tolbert on March 27, 2017

    Local company leads the way This month, local price transparency company Healthcare Bluebook launched its price comparison tool for residents of...

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    What an ACA repeal won’t address
    By Alex Tolbert on March 13, 2017

    Three factors of the U.S. health system Republicans in Congress last week presented their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka...

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    TN health insurance: Hope for best, prepare for worst
    By Alex Tolbert on February 27, 2017

    Uncertainty abounds Humana’s recent decision to cease offering individual health coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018 reflects the...

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    Three things to know about health law repeal
    By Alex Tolbert on February 13, 2017

    How will consumers be affected?  No one likes too much uncertainty. Whether we like it or not, however, we are facing a lot of it right now in...

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    Three surprises from open enrollment
    By Alex Tolbert on January 30, 2017

    Open enrollment ends tomorrow, Jan. 31 The fourth open enrollment period for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is wrapping up this week,...

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    Healthcare hacks for employers
    By Alex Tolbert on January 16, 2017

    Options for employers More than 147 million Americans have health insurance through their workplaces, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation,...

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