Recent Blog Posts
Rural Hospitals Struggling
The Tennessean reports on the struggles faced by rural hospitals in the state, especially in light of a lack of Medicaid expansion because of inaction on Insure Tennessee:
Tennova Healthcare, owned by Community Health Services, announced in March that the hospital would shutter its doors in May. The company cited several issues, including structural... [Read more]
Time to End Forced Arbitration
Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s time to end this anti-consumer practice.
Arbitration was originally designed to streamline litigation costs for willing, legally savvy parties.
The process has become a hidden tool used by corporations to avoid accountability for defrauding customers.
A new federal... [Read more]
A Look at the Legislature
My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished (it’s not pretty) in 2016:
We’ve come to understand that our state’s residents generally are safer when our General Assembly is not assembled. Things have become so laugh-to-keep-from-crying bad on Capitol Hill, it’s hard to pick just one “worst” bill of... [Read more]
What Will You Tell Them?
Back in March, I traveled to Washington, DC to represent you before staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I had a clear message: Tennessee families can’t afford the devastating fees and never-ending debt trap that comes with payday and car title loans.
Now, it’s your turn.
The CFPB has released it’s proposed... [Read more]
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