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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Hillian View Post
    Yes, I understand that.

    What gets me is that this bill passes the cost or prisoner healthcare onto Medicare. But elsewhere the state is choosing to not accept federal money to expand Medicare to those in need.

    It's okay for criminals, but it is not okay for the non-criminal poor.
    A) On average, 50 percent of inmates in local jails are still awaiting trial. In Knox County, it's 70 percent. Technically not criminals, bc innocent until proven guilty, right? (See my "Orange Is the New Green" story.)

    B) Most of those people are awaiting trial in jail because they're too poor to make bail. Can't make bail - probably don't have insurance either.

    C) Health care in jails is abysmal. Here, let John Oliver and some muppets explain:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcnair View Post
    How will the new responsive design relate/compare to the KNS mobile app?
    From what I've been told, the mobile app will be changing at this time. There will no longer be a m.knoxnews.com site though. The responsive design will make www.knoxnews.com reformat depending on the device.

    Does that help?
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    My life was changed by a train. No, really it was.

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