Tennessee Attorney General Urges Look At Ballad Health Amid Community Concerns Over Monopoly Deal

Tennessee’s Attorney General Says The State Needs To Pay Attention To Concerns Of East Tennesseans About Ballad Health, A State-Approved Hospital Monopoly.

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Carter County Measure Calling For More State Scrutiny Of Ballad Health Monopoly Fails To Pass

The Carter County Commission Failed To Pass A Resolution Asking Tennessee Officials To Better Regulate Ballad Health, A State-Sanctioned East Tennessee Hospital Monopoly.

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Carter County Commission Cowers Under Monopoly Pressure

On September 18th, The Carter County Commission Bravely Voted Unanimously To Have The County Attorney Draft A Resolution Expressing Their Concerns With The Management Practices Of The Ballad Healthcare Monopoly And Its Operation Of Sycamore Shoals Hospital Which Is The Only Hospital In Carter County.

On October 24th, 11 Commissioners Stayed Strong Voting “Yes” To See The Resolution Through, While 9 Cowered And Voted “No” And Two Abstained, While Two Were Absent. Falling Short Of The 13 “Yes” Votes Needed.

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East Tennessee Official Says Ballad Health Issued Threat To Care After Community Protest

The Hospital Monopoly Threatened To Cut Funding For An Ambulance After Carter County Residents Complained At A Meeting About It Eliminating The Community’s Only ICU.

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Carter County Moves Forward With Ballad Resolution Despite Threats

Sparks Flew At The Heated October 3rd Carter County Commission Meeting Where The Health And Welfare Committee Discussed A Resolution Regarding The Ballad Healthcare Monopoly.

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Carter County Commission To Address Resident Concerns About Ballad Health At Upcoming Meeting

As Ballad Health Continues To Monopolize East Tennessee’s Healthcare System, Carter County Residents Are Making It Clear That They Are Not Interested In What Ballad Has To Offer.

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Carter County Residents Stand Up Against Ballad Healthcare Monopoly, Media Ignores Their Testimony

Local Residents Stood Up To Testify Against The Ballad Healthcare Monopoly In East Tennessee At A Recent Meeting Of The Carter County Commission But Their Testimony Was Widely Ignored By Local Media In Favor Of The Healthcare Group.

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Special Session Promises An Expansion Of Tennessee Government Power

In The Upcoming Special Session, Governor Bill Lee Will Propose An Itemized Agenda That He Says Will Address The “Mental Health Crisis.” However, The Tennessee Government Does Not Have The Best Track Record In Making Decisions That Result In Positive Outcomes When Addressing Mental Health.

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