Alexander Approves Of Trump Administration Providing Free COVID-19 Vaccines For 10s Of Millions Of Americans

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday said the Trump Administration is “doing the right thing by providing free COVID-19 vaccines for tens of millions of Americans including seniors and low-income families,” after the Trump Administration released a plan that makes COVID-19 vaccines free for seniors through Medicare, low-income populations through Medicaid, and those with private insurance.
 
The plan also bans providers from sending surprise bills to recipients of a vaccine, clarifies how doctors and hospitals get paid for treating seniors with novel treatments and providing a vaccine for COVID-19, and increases price transparency for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
 
“I commend the Trump Administration for its commitment to making sure that patients—particularly seniors and low-income patients—will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines administered at no cost and without the threat of receiving a surprise medical bill months later,” Alexander continued.
“By making vaccines free and protecting patients from surprise bills, the Trump Administration is helping to ensure that once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, cost will not be a barrier for Americans. The rules also remove red tape so hospitals and doctors can get paid more easily for novel COVID-19 treatments, and requires the cash prices for diagnostic tests for COVID-19 to be made public which will help protect patients and control costs,” the senator said.


AIM Center, Inc. Celebrates 2020 Thanksgiving With A Week Of Giving Thanks

Erlanger East Announces Addition To Surgery Program

Hamilton County Coalition Using Tennessee Community CARES Grant To Offer Free Overdose Prevention, COVID-19 Resources To The Public


Beginning today, the AIM Center will have special programming and events for their clubhouse members to celebrate Thanksgiving. Events are as follows: Tuesday • Moccasin Bend employees ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Hospital surgical services announced an addition – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. "With such technologies, Erlanger is positioned to offer patients additional advanced surgery ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Coalition was recently awarded the Tennessee Community CARES grant to offer free overdose prevention, and COVID-19 resources to the public. These resources include virtual ... (click for more)



Living Well

AIM Center, Inc. Celebrates 2020 Thanksgiving With A Week Of Giving Thanks

Beginning today, the AIM Center will have special programming and events for their clubhouse members to celebrate Thanksgiving. Events are as follows: Tuesday • Moccasin Bend employees will be visited and gifted framed art pieces by AIM Center members showing them appreciation of their care and hard work. • 2:30 p.m. - Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Paul Cummings ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Announces Addition To Surgery Program

Erlanger East Hospital surgical services announced an addition – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. "With such technologies, Erlanger is positioned to offer patients additional advanced surgery access points," officials said. "Erlanger Surgical Services at East expands robotic capabilities for minimally-invasive urologic, gynecologic, colorectal and general surgery in the East ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Has 4,404 New COVID Cases, 53 More Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is 352,376 on Thursday with 4,404 new cases. There have been 53 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 4,519, said state Health Department officials. The state currently has 2,178 people hospitalized from the virus, 5 less than on Wednesday. There have been 312,885 people who have recovered from the virus in Tennessee (89 ... (click for more)

Georgia Has 26 New Coronavirus Deaths, 2,946 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Thursday there have been 26 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 8,716. There were 2,946 new cases as that total reached 413,909 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 34,587, up 174 from Wednesday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 1,997 cases, up 25; 29 deaths; ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Second-Best Meal

Just in the nick of time comes a prudent health advisory for this holiday weekend: If you happen to see 15-to-20 cars gather at one house in your neighborhood, immediately rush to your refrigerator and drink a large glass of milk as fast as you can get it down. You’ll be able to sense the cold milk with your teeth, which is why drinking milk is one of the best things you can do ... (click for more)