Chairman Alexander Agrees Time To End Surprise Medical Billing

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday released the following statement after President Trump called on Congress to end surprise medical billing by Jan. 1, 2021:

“The President is right to call on Congress to pass legislation this year to end surprise medical billing. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation that is supported by three committees and more than two dozen senators led by Senators Cassidy and Hassan answers the President’s call and creates a transparent, market-based solution that is fair to providers and insurers.

Ending surprise medical bills is a problem that requires a permanent solution passed by Congress this year. The American people can’t afford to wait any longer.”

 



Young Philanthropists Make Donation To CHI Memorial Healthcare Workers

Healthy Foundations To Host Hybrid Public Information Meeting Wednesday

Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots For Week Of Oct. 19-23


Two young entrepreneurs and philanthropists made a donation to CHI Memorial Foundation to support frontline workers at CHI Memorial. Olivia Atchley’s father, The Chattanooga Heart Institute ... (click for more)

Leaders of Healthy Foundations announced this week’s meeting and a second meeting in December will be hybrid events. Due to concerns regarding the COVID pandemic, in-person attendance at both ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Health Department is once again offering free flu vaccinations for a limited time while supplies last. Free flu vaccine for Hamilton County adults (18 years and older) ... (click for more)



Living Well

Young Philanthropists Make Donation To CHI Memorial Healthcare Workers

Two young entrepreneurs and philanthropists made a donation to CHI Memorial Foundation to support frontline workers at CHI Memorial. Olivia Atchley’s father, The Chattanooga Heart Institute cardiologist Allen Atchley, MD, taught her how to make surgical knots out of string. When they finished, they cut up the string and made bracelets. Olivia decided she wanted to make more bracelets ... (click for more)

Healthy Foundations To Host Hybrid Public Information Meeting Wednesday

Leaders of Healthy Foundations announced this week’s meeting and a second meeting in December will be hybrid events. Due to concerns regarding the COVID pandemic, in-person attendance at both meetings will be limited to the first 70 registering on Event Brite. Healthy Foundations President Terry Tucker said, “As a healthcare company, it would be irresponsible to put the public’s ... (click for more)

Breaking News

General Motors To Invest Nearly $2 Billion In Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant

Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and General Motors officials announced Tuesday that the automaker will invest nearly $2 billion in its Spring Hill manufacturing plant to build fully electric vehicles, including the all-new, luxury Cadillac LYRIQ. This announcement adds to the more than $2.3 billion GM has invested in ... (click for more)

Lepard Says City Council Resolution On City Dealings With His Lighting Firm Should Include Apology For Alleged Actions Of Berke, Hinton

The owner of Global Green Lighting said a City Council resolution regarding the disposal of millions of dollars worth of lights sold to the city should include an apology to his company. Don Lepard said Mayor Andy Berke and City Attorney Wade Hinton conspired to discredit his company. The council today was to consider a resolution that is critical of former City Attorney Hinton, ... (click for more)

Opinion

BBB Identity Protection Day Failure

I was truly disappointed in the BBB’s actions on Saturday. They advertised a Shred and Prescription Medication take-back day in order to help protect identity. It was advertised from 9 a.m.-noon. I arrived on Saturday before 11 a.m., more than an hour before the scheduled and advertised end. I found a line of cars going both ways on Lee Highway, blocking traffic in both directions. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Stewart Statue Will Stay

There is no doubt the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond negatively tomorrow when a petition that calls for the removal of a Civil War statue from the courthouse grounds is brought before the group. The nine-person board will likely defeat the petition by a very predictable 6-3 margin and, for what it’s worth, the Tennessee Historical Commission will almost certainly balk ... (click for more)