Senator Alexander Says "Obamacare" Is Unraveling

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Senator Lamar Alexander, the senior Republican on the U.S. Senate health committee on Tuesday released the following statement on the administration’s announcement that it would delay until 2015 the new health care law’s mandate that employers provide workers with health insurance:

"This is 'Obamacare' unraveling. This is the ‘train wreck’ that the senator who wrote the health care law predicted was coming. Pushing the implementation of the employer mandate until after the 2014 election confirms the law was an historic mistake.

It should be repealed and replaced with effective legislation that will reduce costs by involving patients in health care decision making. This delay will make a giant mess of the individual mandate because presumably individuals are still required to purchase insurance.”


Man High On Crack Leads Police On 10-Mile Chase Through Brainerd

Police arrested Jered M. Shoemate, 33, Monday for allegedly refusing to stop during a car chase, striking two police vehicles with his car, and resisting arrest. Shoemate is charged with driving left of center, felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, two counts of aggravated assault with vehicle, resisting arrest, and driving with a suspended license. An officer ... (click for more)

Grandy, 37, Arrested For Invading Neighbor’s Home With Knife; Woman At Residence Whacks Him With Frying Pan

Police arrested Jason M. Grandy, 37, Sunday for allegedly invading his neighbor’s home with a knife and harassing the neighbor’s guest. Grandy is charged with aggravated burglary (occupied habitation). On Feb. 7, an officer responded to a call from 3237 Brainerd Road at 3:23 a.m. regarding a home invasion. The man who called in the complaint said Grandy, who lived in the ... (click for more)

Rick Smith Should Not Be Paid To Leave

Taxpayers of Hamilton County should take note that a majority of the members of the school board are getting ready to give Rick Smith the buyout that he wants.  Do you agree that someone should be paid for taking the coward's way out?  Rick Smith should be fired for cause. Not paid to leave.   If you don't want the board members to pay him off, call or ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Momma Bears Roar

If I could count Hamilton County’s best educators on one hand, Normal Park Elementary Principal Jill Levine would be the biggest finger. What she and her faculty and a dazzling commitment from both her students and parents have accomplished is an educational dream. I am told people literally move to North Chattanooga just so their children will be zoned for the award-winning school. ... (click for more)

Bradley Early Favorite In Region 4-AAA Wrestling

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- We're getting down to the fun part of the high school wrestling season. All of the dual meets have been held and the State Duals are complete as well. Now it's time to see how many individuals each team can qualify for next week's traditional state tournament and that's the purpose of this weekend's regional action. The Bradley Bears, who breezed to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Football Club Releases 2016 Schedule

Chattanooga Football Club has released the match dates and times of its 2016 schedule. Highlights include the league home opener against Nashville FC on  Saturday, May 21,  and a Fourth of July weekend regular season finale at home against rival New Orleans on  Saturday, July 2 . Chattanooga FC competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Chattanooga ... (click for more)