Corker Co-Sponsors If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It Act

Monday, November 4, 2013

Senator Bob Corker announced Monday that he is a cosponsor of S. 1617, the If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It Act. 

The bill, introduced by Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and co-sponsored by 37 Republican senators, "would provide relief from Obamacare standards for current health care policies, giving Americans the freedom to keep their current health care plans if they so choose."

Senator Corker said, “A couple in Tennessee contacted me last week to tell me the policy they’ve enjoyed for five years - as self-employed missionaries - is being cancelled because it doesn’t meet the standards of Obamacare. And now they face the stress of losing their health coverage in January despite failed efforts to enroll in a new plan on the federal exchange.

“And their story is not unique. Families all across Tennessee are seeing their policies cancelled after being told, ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period.’” 

Senator Corker said he "strongly opposed the passage of Obamacare and has supported legislation to repeal it."

 


PHOTOS: Armed Forces Day Parade In Chattanooga

Crowds watched the annual Armed Forces Day Parade along Market Street (click for more)

Spencer, Tn., Man Charged With Criminal Homicide In Stabbing Death

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the early morning arrest of a Spencer, Tn., man charged with criminal homicide.   At the request of 31 st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the District Attorney’s office ... (click for more)

The History Of Avondale Recreation Center

I grew up in Avondale from third grade until I was married and two children. East Chattanooga had a center since before I was born. The only time I was gone was when I, along with six buddies, joined the USMC.   The families in Avondale, a working class neighborhood, wanted a community center closer to home so the Avondale Civic League took on the task. They raised the money ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Bad Ideas Never Work

When the Chattanooga City Council gave Kevin Muhammad, who is purportedly the “leader” of the Nation of Islam’s “Chattanooga chapter” or whatever it is, “the right” to speak for 20 anguished minutes on Monday night, everybody who heard about it could have told our city leaders it was “stinkin’ thinkin’.” My goodness, did you think he was going to read a sweet passage from the ... (click for more)

Mustangs Clip Raiders, 4-3, On Chambers' Clutch RBI Hit In 10th

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Winning two regular season games against Cleveland was no picnic for the Walker Valley Mustangs. Capturing a win-or-go-home District 5-3A tournament showdown with the Blue Raiders was even tougher to nail down for coach Joe Shamblin’s squad. Bunts by Jacob McCall and Hunter Shamblin set the stage for Jacob Chambers’ walk-off RBI single in the 10 th ... (click for more)

East Ridge And CFCA Reach New Contract

The city of East Ridge and the Chattanooga Futbol Club Academy (CFCA) have agreed to a new five-year soccer field-use agreement for five fields at Camp Jordan Park. The agreement allows CFCA to practice at Camp Jordan Park and play games there on fields 1-5. The East Ridge Futbol Club (ERFC) plays recreation soccer on fields 6-8 and often works with CFCA to use field 5 on Saturday ... (click for more)