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TN Patients Struggle with Rising Prescription Drug Costs

Under current law, Tennessee patients can be required to use certain pharmacies to fill their prescriptions, but a bill in the state Legislature could change that. On Tuesday, the House Insurance Subcommittee passed a bill to ban so-called “patient steering,” and increase transparency and regulation of drug pricing. Davidson County resident Eben Cathey said his …

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Text for Help with Pandemic Stress

Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line for Pandemic Stress is adding a new method for people to reach out for help.  The free and confidential line now has the capability to offer assistance via text message. Tennessee healthcare workers, first responders, and all Tennesseans working in education, including educators and district and school administrators and staff, dealing …

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United Way of Hwy 55 is Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Allocation Cycle

United Way of HWY 55 is now accepting applications for the next allocation cycle. All nonprofits that serve Coffee, Moore, or Warren County citizens are eligible to apply for funds. Applications are due May 3, 2021. Email Director@highway55unitedway.org to request an application. ABOUT UNITED WAY OF HIGHWAY 55 ALLOCATION PROGRAM The United Way of Highway …

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Blood Assurance Blood Drive to be held in Manchester April 12

Blood Assurance and Unity Medical Center have announced a partnership for a blood drive in April. Anyone wishing to donate blood can do so between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 12 at Unity Medical Center in the Bloodmobile – which will be located at 481 Interstate Drive. “As always, we are proud …

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Tennessee Health Leader Says Covid-19 to get Worse

Tennessee remains one of the most infectious states when it comes to COVID-19 and signs are pointing to things getting worse soon. “I’m fairly certain it’s going to get worse,” Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health Lisa Piercey said this week. Doctors are trying to sound the alarm in hopes that Tennesseans won’t let …

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Bedford County Officials Urging Residents to get Vaccinated

Press Release: The three COVID-19 vaccines being offered in the U.S. are safe and effective, and they have been tested on tens of thousands of volunteers. In Bedford County, vaccines are now available to anyone 16 and over who wants one. Vaccinating a significant percentage of the population is a key to defeating the virus …

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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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TDOT to Stop Road Construction Work that Requires Lane Closures for Easter Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 5 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to …

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