Chairman Alexander: Health Committee Receives More Than 400 Specific Recommendations to Help Give Americans Better Outcomes, Better Experiences at Low

Apr 23, 2019 at 12:01 am by Staff

"I know that the president is looking at ways to give Americans more affordable health insurance and to protect patients with pre-existing conditions, and I look forward to he.... Read More

Federal Takedown Impacts Tennessee Medical Professionals, State Agencies Respond

Apr 17, 2019 at 11:25 am by Staff

On Wednesday, April 17, Attorney General William Barr announced federal agents with the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force have charged 60 individual.... Read More

CMS Updates Drug Dashboards with Prescription Drug Pricing and Spending Data

Apr 11, 2019 at 12:01 am by Staff

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2017. This Administration's version of the drug dashboards, fi.... Read More

Senator Lamar Alexander on his priority to pass legislation to reduce health care costs

Apr 09, 2019 at 09:29 am by Staff

I often suggest to Tennesseans that they look at Washington as if it were a split screen television. On one side of the screen, you'll see the controversies of the day - the c.... Read More

Alexander, Carper Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administra-tion to Keep Mercury Rule Untouched

Mar 27, 2019 at 12:02 am by Staff

United States Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today urged the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that could lead to changes to the Env.... Read More

Trump DOJ Reverses Reversal on ACA

Mar 26, 2019 at 01:50 pm by Staff

While President Trump issued a 'never mind' on the DOJ's March 25 announcement - effectively reversing the reversal of the White House position on the Texas ACA ruling - stake.... Read More

Reaction to Federal Title X Changes

Mar 04, 2019 at 12:01 am by Staff

AMA Statement on Title X Gag Rule and Funding Restrictions Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. President, American Medical Association This rule interferes with and imposes restrictions.... Read More

Tennessee GOP Looks to Pursue Medicaid Block Grant Funding

Feb 22, 2019 at 12:02 am by Staff

Tennessee Republican lawmakers have signaled a move to look toward block grant funding as a way to increase access to care for the 'working poor' - those caught in the gap bet.... Read More

Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Feb 12, 2019 at 03:40 pm by Staff

"Tennesseans' healthcare services should lead to better outcomes and better experiences at a lower cost," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander said in addressing the 2019 Nashville He.... Read More

Alexander: Congress Must Act Soon To Ensure 27 Million Americans Can Continue to Receive Primary Care Close to Home

Feb 05, 2019 at 12:02 am by Staff

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said, "27 million Americans receive their primary care and other services at community health centers." Alex.... Read More