Hixson Council Explores Health Care Reform At September Meeting

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hixson Council will discuss the effects of health care reform on local and small businesses at its monthly meeting on Sept. 18.

The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North River Civic Center, which is at 1009 Executive Drive. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.

Julia Harris, health policy associate with the Strategic Planning and Innovation Group at the Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, will deliver the keynote presentation. Her discussion – titled “How Health Care Reform Will Affect Local and Small Business” – will cover the following points of interest:

· Who the reforms will affect and what those changes mean for business

· Defining insurance exchange

· What the reforms will mean to the self-employed

· What the reforms will mean to children and families

Ms. Harris monitors the implementation of a federal health insurance exchange in Tennessee and analyzes the state’s options. Her work with the State began in January 2013 after serving as a senior policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington D.C. Ms. Harris has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She completed her Master of Public Health and Master of International Affairs at Colombia University.

Hixson Council meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month and are open to the public. Meetings cost $10 for Chattanooga Chamber members and $12 for non-members. Lunch is provided.


Attorney Virgil Duane Parker Goes On Disability Status

 By Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court entered February 23, 2017, the law license of Hamilton County attorney Virgil Duane Parker was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Section 27.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Mr. Parker cannot practice law while on disability inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee ... (click for more)

AAF Chattanooga Awards Competition Nets 3 Golds For ndp

The advertising agency ndp won three golds in the AAF Chattanooga American Advertising Awards 2017 on Feb. 18 for Universal Fibers and an agency self promotion. The agency won two golds for Universal Fibers, which offers finished yarns in both single colors and multi-end specialties. One gold was for a print ad touting their Aloe line of color, showing carpet fibers woven ... (click for more)

Inmate Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies/CID were called to investigate the death of an inmate at CoreCivic (formerly CCA).  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at that time.     The identity of the ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)