Lamar’s Lost His Way

Here’s what our senior Senator has to say about the latest healthcare craze: Skinny Repeal. Senator Lamar Alexander said the skinny bill itself “is not a solution” to resolving what he sees as the problems with Obamacare. But he urged fellow Republican senators to pass it in order to set up a committee of House […]

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Don’t Get Distracted

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

An important message from our friends at Tennessee Justice Center: If the dizzying speed of health care policy votes has left you confused, here’s what you need to know. On Tuesday in the early afternoon, the Senate secured the votes that it needed to pass the Motion to Proceed. This vote began debate on the […]

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“Skinny Repeal”

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

What is all this talk of “Skinny Repeal?” It’s bad news, plain and simple. Our friends at People’s Action explain a bit — and offer ideas on what YOU can do to make a difference. The news reports on the health care repeal are coming fast. But there’s only one story: GOP leaders want to […]

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What’s Next on Healthcare?

July 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our Senators — Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander — joined a slim majority to move forward on efforts to strip healthcare from 15 – 30 million Americans. Now, there’s Senate debate. What does that mean? What can you do? Keila Franks from Tennessee Justice Center explains: Right now, the Senate is debating various proposals to […]

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House Passes Bill Stripping Consumer Protections

National Consumer Law Center’s Lauren Saunders explains yesterday’s House action to overturn a key consumer protection provided by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is sponsoring the anti-consumer measure in the Senate. More from NCLC on what this means: Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a new Consumer Financial […]

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Trump and McConnell Win, Tennessee Loses

Today, Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted YES on a motion to proceed to debate a healthcare bill no one has seen.  Their votes gave Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump a political win — and the Senate will now move forward on debate — no committee hearings, no idea what the bill is, no clear […]

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