Day: March 30, 2021

Lincoln County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

A man from Lincoln County, Tennessee is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with allegedly reselling prescription pills obtained through the healthcare insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 69 year-old Steven Wayne Carte of Petersburg. He’s charged with TennCare fraud, a class D …

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Health-Care Workers Urge Medicaid Expansion a Year After Pandemic

More than 790,000 Tennesseans have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 11,000 have lost their lives one year into the novel coronavirus pandemic. Health-care workers say the experiences of patients without health coverage during the pandemic should prompt lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion. CEO of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Katina Beard, said the …

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Permitless Carry Bill Approved by the State House

The Tennessee General Assembly approved Gov. Lee’s legislation to allow most adults to carry handguns without obtaining a permit. Governor Bill Lee backed the bill but said there is little concern for gun safety throughout the state. The bill restricts some people from getting their hands on a weapon without a permit, including people who …

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