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Obamacare Kills Tenn. State Insurance Plan, Thousands Lose Coverage

Obamacare’s latest casualty is a program in Tennessee that provides health-care coverage to 16,000 people.

CoverTN, a seven-year-old state health-care program which split costs between the state, the employer, and the employee, will no longer exist as of January 1, 2014. The program caps annual benefits at $25,000, a practice forbidden by Obamacare, and it does not provide all the services required under the federal law. The state has notified those enrolled in the program that they will be losing coverage.

Senator Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) blasted the news.  

“The new health-care law has destroyed an innovative state health-insurance plan that is helping 16,000 Tennesseans afford health-care coverage,” Alexander said, and criticized President Obama for saying that Americans could keep their health-care plan if they liked it.

Via The Tenessean.

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