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Marsha Blackburn Provisions Included in House GOP Obamacare Replacement

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to the reveal of the House Republican’s Obamacare replacement:

“Two provisions I have authored were secured in the House GOP Obamacare replacement; my across-state-lines provision, H.R. 543, and expanding the use of health savings accounts, H.R. 4090. By allowing consumers to purchase insurance across-state-lines, we are empowering them with more choices and a more competitive environment that will lower the price of healthcare policies”

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Martin Luther King Jr. Honored on this Day

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – On this day, we honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice. Dr. King believed deeply in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it.

His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Statements from Tennessee Senators Harris, Yarbro, Kyle on Marriage Equality

 

“Today will be remembered with tears of joy” in Tennessee

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements on today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states.

“I want to congratulate all of the couples in Tennessee who have waited so long for this day, when their state can recognize the love they share,” Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris said. “I want to congratulate all the people who can now look forward to a wedding day right here in their home state, and I want to congratulate the plaintiffs from Tennessee who worked so hard for this historic day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

A statement by Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – Today, we honor the remarkable life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice. Dr. King believed deeply that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in the American dream.

His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

A statement by Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – Today, we honor the remarkable life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice. Dr. King believed deeply that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in the American dream.

His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Affordable Health Care Act poses questions for consumers

 

Clarksville, TN – The hotly debated Affordable Health Care Act, or “Obamacare” went into law on October 1st, 2013, and besides the political debate that has dominated the headlines, consumers are left wondering, “what is it” and “what am I supposed to do?”

Clarksville Online paid a visit to BFS Insurance of Clarksville, and asked Scott Samuels to help us understand how the program works, and what consumers need to know.

What’s the number one thing people need to know about “Obamacare?”

“Well, everybody needs to understand that it’s a Federal Mandate, and if people don’t get health insurance, then there’s a penalty they have to pay on their tax return the following year.  People will need to decide if they will just pay the penalty, or get the insurance.”

If I currently have insurance, do I still have to go into the Exchange? «Read the rest of this article»

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