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Catastrophic costs for hospitalization expenses common among Uninsured Heart and Stroke Patients

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CA – The majority of patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery experienced catastrophic healthcare expenses before passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

For those who were uninsured, hospitalization expenses were catastrophic for 85 percent of heart attack patients, 75 percent of stroke patients and 80 percent of CABG patients. (American Heart Association)

For those who were uninsured, hospitalization expenses were catastrophic for 85 percent of heart attack patients, 75 percent of stroke patients and 80 percent of CABG patients. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance says Collision Frequency Increases During Deer Mating Season

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Here in Tennessee, you don’t have to be a hunter to have an animal adventure during the fall months. Depending on where you live, you and your vehicle may be in the same path as deer, raccoons, birds, cows and even bears.

With animal collision rates increasing due to mating season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips to help protect Tennessee drivers from unforeseen and potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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American Heart Association says Less than half of Patients prescribed new Cholesterol Drug receive Insurance Approval

 

Circulation Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Less than half of patients received their insurer’s approval for prescriptions of PCSK9 inhibitors, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

PCSK9 inhibitors, like Repatha (evolocumab) and Praluent (alirocumab), work by increasing the removal of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol from the blood. They have been shown to reduce LDL by 60 percent and decrease major cardiac events but cost much more than other cholesterol-lowering drugs with an average cost of $14,300 per year. Prescriptions require prior authorization by health insurance companies.

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

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Open Enrollment Begins November 1st on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that Open Enrollment for insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) begins November 1st, 2017. As the enrollment period is shorter than in years past, Tennesseans are strongly encouraged to review their options and begin preparation for the new policy year.

Tennessee consumers will have access to marketplace coverage for 2018 no matter where they live. However, consumers in 79 of 95 counties will only have one carrier option. 

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, September 9th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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Clarksville Police report Argument Leads to Shooting on Carter Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday, September 4th, 2017, around 12:38pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a shooting at Carter Road which already occurred.

When officers arrived they found a 28 year old male lying partially in the roadway who had been shot. He was Lifeflighted to the hospital, underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.

As officers headed to the scene, vehicle and suspect description was relayed to them. A vehicle was spotted in the area which met the description provided to officers.

Argument on Carter Road turns into a shooting Monday, September 4th.

Argument on Carter Road turns into a shooting Monday, September 4th.

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TDCI’s Tips on Selecting Contractors, Flood Claims, and Reporting Price Gouging

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As Tennessee consumers begin to assess the damage from the high winds and heavy rain created by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)’s divisions offer the following guidelines, tips and general information to assist consumers in recovery.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – July 23rd, 2017

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – As the stories in the media on health care seemingly change from day to day, one thing remains clear: Americans deserve action. We must act. In addition to speaking with many of you, I spoke on a number of shows this week about the need to get something done on health care and what the Senate can do to make some progress on this issue.

The Senate is now considering a bill that has previously passed to repeal Obamacare with a two-year delay to allow Congress the time to craft and debate legislation that truly addresses the root problems of our high health care costs.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Clarksville Police Report Woman Took Walmart Battery Operated Cart for a Ride Home after Car Wont Start

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 11th, 2017 around 4:00am, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a 911 call for a welfare check about a woman driving a Walmart battery powered cart in the center of the road on the 101st Airborne Division Parkway.

When Officer Brittany Hubbard located the woman, she was driving the cart on the shoulder of the road in the area of Victory Road about 1.5 miles from Walmart located at 1680 Fort Campbell Boulevard.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Shares Carrier’s Rate Filings for 2018 Marketplace

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) releases the insurance rates requested by carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2018.

The deadline for rate requests was July 1st and three carriers filed rates with the Department.

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