TN legislature wants to keep insurance information secret - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

TN legislature wants to keep insurance information secret

Posted: Updated:
By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican lawmakers still seething about the release about their enrollment in the state's health care plan want to keep further coverage information from being made public.

Connie Ridley, the director of legislative administration, has warned members that more details about their taxpayer-subsidized insurance could come to light even though she argues the information should be covered by federal medical privacy laws.

The issue came to a head following the defeat of Republicans of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans.

Public records released by the state's benefits administration revealed that six of seven Republican senators who voted to kill the measure were on the state's health care plan, including one lawmaker who had angrily claimed he was insured through his employer.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Residents tour CPD's Real Time Intelligence Center with Chief Roddy

    Residents tour CPD's Real Time Intelligence Center with Chief Roddy

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:58:35 GMT
    Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell.Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell.

    Chief David Roddy took about two dozen people on a tour of the department's Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC).  RTIC was unveiled back in March. It's a place where investigators can monitor real time cameras, review video footage and store digital data. 

    More

    Chief David Roddy took about two dozen people on a tour of the department's Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC).  RTIC was unveiled back in March. It's a place where investigators can monitor real time cameras, review video footage and store digital data. 

    More
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:57:22 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Trump revisits Charlottesville comments in angry speech in Phoenix; US Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents; ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off University of...More
    Among 10 Things to Know: Trump revisits Charlottesville comments in angry speech in Phoenix; US Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents; ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off University of Virginia football game because of his name.More
  • Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

    Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:57:11 GMT
    Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google.More
    Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google.More
Powered by Frankly