Organizing For Action Has Affordable Care Act Signups Tuesday

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Local Organizing For Action volunteers will be taking part in a national day of action on Tuesday to help community members get enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.  

The event will be held at the Dodson Avenue COmmunity Health Center at 12:15 with remarks by Katherlyn Geter, the enrollment navigator from the Erlanger Health Systems ACA Enrollment Program, followed by a neighborhood canvass of the Avondale community as OFA volunteers knock on doors to encourage people in the community to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. 

Enrollment in the marketplaces extends through March, but for those who want coverage to start on March 1, they need to sign up by Feb. 15. 


Volkswagen Chattanooga Donates 2017 Passat To Siskin Hospital For Inpatient Therapy Gym

Just in time for the holidays, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation has received a brand-new 2017 Passat, which will help its patients better prepare for the real-life challenges they will face when they leave the hospital.   The car, given by Volkswagen Chattanooga, will be in one of the hospital’s therapy gyms. It will replace the current 1978 Pontiac Grand ... (click for more)

Erlanger Heart And Lung Institute Hires Dr. Michael Mikolaj

The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute announces the addition of Michael Mikolaj, MD to its network of cardiologists.    Dr. Mikolaj received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. After completing the internal medicine residency program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he completed additional fellowship training ... (click for more)

Red Bank Joining Signal Mountain In Move Toward Possibly Taking Over Schools

Red Bank is joining Signal Mountain in the move to study a possible revolt from the Hamilton County Schools. At a work-study session on Tuesday, the five commissioners agreed to form a five-member feasibility study on the issue at the first of the year. Mayor John Roberts said each commissioner will name a person to the panel, that will look into Red Bank operating the schools ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Already At Work Eliminating Sole Commissioner Post In Walker County; Process To Take 4 Years

Shannon Whitfield is already at work eliminating the position he won by a landslide in the recent election. Mr. Whitfield, who takes over at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 after a 16-year reign by Bebe Heiskell, noted, however, that it is a four-year process. He said the two House members and local senator are working with him on legislation that must first be approved. That should ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (3)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)