Retirees from Erlanger Health System, Hamilton County's fourth-largest employer, will see their health insurance rates triple next year as the hospital joins a growing trend of employers backing away from such a benefit.
Chattanooga-area navigators and brokers say they are finally gaining traction on HealthCare.gov — with some navigators being able to walk consumers through the entire signup process for the first time in the two months since the site was launched.
Fluid traffic. Plenty of parking spaces. Short lines. Easygoing shoppers strolling through store aisles, sipping coffee.
Jaime Simonds' never-ending day begins at 5:45 a.m., give or take a few minutes for one of the 11 alarms she has set to jostle her awake.
A tragedy that flared in scorching heat reached its culmination as weather forecasters called for snow over Bradley County.
A Bradley County judge today sentenced Tasha Bates to two consecutive life sentences to run concurrentlywith 40 years for aggravated child neglect and drug charges.
Thousands of Tennesseans were able to breathe sighs of relief last week when the state announced that their canceled health insurance policies would stay in force for another year.
Surrounded by people in suits and white coats, Jimmie Lee took his seat in the Erlanger hospital board room Thursday in his blue floor tech jumpsuit.
Tennessee health insurance plans considered dead under the Affordable Care Act may be revived for another year.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that the state will allow insurance companies to extend health insurance policies cancelled under the Affordable Care Act for one year.
Citing savings and a need to focus more exclusively on medical services, Erlanger Health System is one step closer to outsourcing all of its food and housekeeping services.
Erlanger Health System is one step closer to outsourcing all of its food and housekeeping services.
For tens of thousands of Tennesseans facing the prospect of canceled plans under the Affordable Care Act, the past month has been nothing short of a roller coaster.
At the start of yet another marathon of formal introductions, receptions and handshakes, Opher Aviran took a few moments to pause Thursday morning in the biting cold outside Whitwell Middle School.
About 250 Erlanger employees could be moved off the hospital's payroll as executives announce a plan to outsource all housekeeping and food services.
It sounds like a dream conjured by a group of visionary twenty- or thirty-somethings.
Scam artists don't need a lot of special knowledge about the Affordable Care Act to take advantage of their newest round of victims.
With lots of blood, plenty of gore, and — every now and then — a nail or bone protruding from an arm, the Hamilton County Health Department could have easily doubled as the set of a horror film Wednesday morning.
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation has hired its second CEO in its 25-year history.
In the Chattanooga area, two parks and a highway are named after Charles Coolidge. But starting next week his name and face will be celebrated across the country.
Signal Mountain resident Charles Coolidge, 92, will be one of a dozen World War II Medal of Honor recipients to be featured on a new set of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service this month.
Seven months into his new role as Erlanger hospital's CEO, Kevin Spiegel is fully aware he will rock the boat as he proposes a major shift in employees' retirement plans.
Erlanger Health System is moving ahead with the purchase a $4.5 million high-tech scanner that executives hope will serve future cancer and neuroscience centers at the hospital.
Erlanger Health System is moving ahead with the purchase a $4.5 million high-tech scanner that executives hopes will serve future cancer and neuroscience centers at the hospital.
Mary Lakes doesn't know if she still would be alive if it wasn't for the Homeless Health Care Center.
For nearly three weeks, about three times a day, Muriel Hassell would sit down at her computer, type "HealthCare.gov" into the browser, and click the green button that says "Apply Now."
With chronic problems crippling the federal health care website, local counselors and insurance brokers say they are holding off on their efforts to enroll people in insurance plans through the site until late November.
Erlanger Health System trustees broke into applause Thursday night after voting unanimously to stop hiring tobacco users.
Erlanger Health System has appointed Jeffrey Woodard as its new chief legal officer.
In health care, there are patients and doctors; machines and medicines; office staffs and insurance companies.
A unanimous vote from an Erlanger Health System committee has paved the way for the hospital and city to keep their promise to the community to turn five acres of Lincoln Park property into a historical park.
By this time next month, all three of Chattanooga's hospitals will have kicked the tobacco habit.
Erlanger Health System’s planning committee has approved a land swap that would allow the hospital to follow through with its pledge to turn over 5 acres of Lincoln Park property to the city.
For many Medicare patients at the hospital, phrases like "inpatient" and "observation status" can easily blend in undetected with all the other medical and insurance lingo echoing around the halls.
Hutcheson Medical Center's leadership has voted to ask for more money from Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties as it seeks a partner to lease or buy the hospital.
Three years ago, six kindergarten classes' worth of Tennessee babies died in their sleep.
Locals hoping to buy health insurance on the newly created online marketplace say they remain in a "holding pattern" as they wait for chronic glitches to be fixed in the government site nearly two weeks after it was launched.
With more than 80 government seats up for grabs in Hamilton County's 2014 elections, the county's elections administrator will have plenty of early mornings, late nights and headaches.
Tennessee's addiction to prescription painkillers has reached the womb.
The runners knew something was amiss about halfway through the race, when they heard shrieks and yells farther up the trail.
As the government shutdown slows federal agencies down, flu season is just ramping up.
A day after a 21-year-old Flintstone, Ga., man entered the national media spotlight -- including a front-page Times Free Press story -- for being among the first Americans to actually get through Obamacare's glitchy website and enroll for coverage, he acknowledged that he hadn't actually completed that process.
A day after a 21-year-old Flintstone, Ga., man became the subject of national media attention — including a front page Times Free Press story — for being one of the first Americans to actually get through Obamacare’s glitchy website and enroll for coverage, he acknowledged that he hadn’t completed that process.
It was 3 a.m. before Chad Henderson made it through the online gauntlet of website crashes, error windows and hours of frozen screens. But at last, a Web page flickered and Henderson was facing his prize: The online application to apply for health insurance for his father and himself for the first time in 14 years.
Muriel Hassell skipped breakfast Tuesday morning and headed straight for her computer.
For months, the Affordable Care Act has been something people debated, praised, scorned, and scratched their heads over.
Whether or not ObamaCare ends up being the job killer that its critics claim, the launch of most of the health care reform plan today is creating lots of work today for Tennessee's biggest health insurers.
The day before the a new online insurance marketplace is launched under Affordable Care Act, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that its rates have received the federal stamp of approval.
For months now, Oct. 1 has loomed as the pivotal date for the Affordable Care Act.
Erlanger hospital and the University of Tennessee are starting talks to "modernize" their affiliation and eventually shift the management of faculty physician practices from the hospital to a joint corporation with the university's College of Medicine.