Ruling issued in case over Tennessee health adviser rules

Ruling issued in case over Tennessee health adviser rules

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NASHVILLE (AP) - A federal judge has blocked the state of Tennessee from enforcing emergency rules for people who advise others about the new health insurance exchange.

The Tennessean reports U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell issued a temporary restraining order Monday. In his ruling, Campbell said the rules defining who can help are too broad.

A library assistant and a home health aide filed the lawsuit last week saying that the rules violate their right to free speech.

Meanwhile, an agreement was reached Monday on a similar lawsuit in state court. An agreed order filed in Davidson County Chancery Court narrows the scope of the emergency rules.

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