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It should be repealed and replaced with effective legislation that will reduce costs by involving patients in health care decision making.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.”


Beer License Approved For Pops On The River; Soft-Spoken Applicant To Try Rossville Boulevard Bar

Pops on the River, the annual Fourth of July concert by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, will have food and beverages, including beer, available at Coolidge Park. The City Beer Board Thursday morning issued a special event permit to sell beer at the concert Saturday night.   This year the lineup for the evening is different than in the past when only the CSO ... (click for more)

Keith Parker Arrested For Stealing Computer, Military Dog Tags And Patches

Keith Franklin Parker, 34, was arrested Tuesday for aggravated burglary after he allegedly broke into a man’s house and stole a desktop computer as well as the victim’s military dog tags and various military patches. Officers responded to a call about a burglary on 18th Avenue on June 24, where the victim’s sister stated that her brother’s home had been broken into in ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response (2)

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Disturb The Dead

I’ve got too many things in my life that scare me so I’ve always been real leery of “unnecessary fear.” A guy named Terry wanted to teach me how to catch a live rattlesnake one time but had a tough time telling me what exactly to do with the angry serpent when the time came to let it go. I have the same view of these paranormal societies where otherwise sane people go around looking ... (click for more)

Tickets Sell Out In 1 Day For U.S. Women’s National Team Soccer Match At Finley Stadium

Tickets sold out in one day for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Costa Rica at Finley Stadium.  There will be over 20,000 fans in attendance on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The match will be on ESPN2. Officials said it is just the fourth sellout in the history of the 18-year-old stadium. It sold out faster than the prior three sellouts. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Playing For Division Championship Saturday

The Chattanooga Football Club final home game will be played this Saturday.    With a 4-2 win over the Knoxville Force, Chattanooga controls its own destiny for a 1st place division finish when it faces off against that Nashville FC this Saturday, July 4 at Finley Stadium.  A win secures the division championship for the CFC with a home-field advantage for the ... (click for more)