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More Trouble for Tennessee Businesses

More Trouble for Tennessee Businesses

The last few days have seen even more policy changes in Washington that will hurt people and businesses in Tennessee. First, over the weekend, the administration announced a decision to withhold billions of dollars in legally required annual payments to health insurance companies. These “risk adjustment” payments help stabilize insurance markets to keep premiums affordable. … Read Article

What I learned on the Bike Tour

What I learned on the Bike Tour

Thanks to all who greeted me during my recent week-long bike ride through the First District. I appreciate the discussions I had with so many voters in their own communities. I met with folks in Johnson City, Elizabethton, Hampton, Mountain City, Bristol, Church Hill (where I chatted with folks from Kingsport) Rogersville, Sneedville, Morristown, White … Read Article

1st District Bike Tour!

1st District Bike Tour!

The TN 01 Olsen for Congress bike tour begins in 5 days! Natalie and I will start Sunday evening in Johnson City at the Tweetsie Trailhead and bike to the Smokehouse Restaurant in Elizabethon. Monday, I’ll start in Hampton then bike to Mountain City. Over the course of the week, I’ll bike in all 12 … Read Article

Jobs

Jobs

A few years ago, I was walking down the hallway in the hospital when one of the housekeeping employees asked me if I would give her an opinion about something. Of course, I said yes, and she proceeded to tell me about a personal health issue. “Well, it is possible that what you are describing … Read Article

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorations go back to the years immediately following the American Civil War. “Decoration Day” events, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day, seem to have started in the Southern US but they quickly spread to the North. Initially, women were the initiators of the tradition since it was women who were the primary decorators … Read Article

Lessons from My Mother

Lessons from My Mother

Mother’s Day was Sunday, and I made a phone call to my own parents and thanked them again for all the support they have offered over the years. My mother has always been an inspiration and an example for me. I recall when she’d come home from her job as a schoolteacher, fuming about some … Read Article