Corker Stands Against Consumers

Tennessee Citizen Action stands with consumer advocates across the nation in support of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s rule on forced arbitration. We believe consumers should have the right to seek corrective action in court when necessary. Today, Senator Bob Corker announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that would return power to big banks, predatory lenders, […]

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Statement on Senate Health Care Legislation

Statement of TNCA Executive Director Andy Spears on U.S. Senate Health Care Legislation Tennessee families and communities are better off now that the immediate threat of the Better Care Reconciliation Act is gone. Sadly, we had to depend on leadership from Senators in states like Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia as our own Senators Alexander […]

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Let’s Kill TrumpCare Tomorrow!

July 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

A note from our friends at Nashville Indivisible: The struggle to decide whether the right-wing can successfully repeal the Affordable Care Act and impose TrumpCare – stripping 22 million American families of health insurance in the process – will likely be decided in the next two weeks.  Now is the time to #KillTheBill and derail […]

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They’re Back!

July 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Legislators are back in Washington, DC this week after the July 4th recess. What does that mean for healthcare? Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have some good information: Lawmakers return to D.C. today to resume work on ACA repeal and restructuring Medicaid after the week-long July 4th Congressional recess. After spending the recess dodging […]

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TNCA Celebrates Consumer Protection Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2017 CONTACT:    Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org Tennessee Citizen Action Celebrates New Rule to Restore Consumers’ Ability to Enforce Rights and Protections in Court Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized its rule to restore consumers’ right to join together in challenging financial fraud and scams in court. The […]

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Haslam Concerned About Senate Health Bill

On a day when rural health advocates brought tractors to Nashville to highlight the damage TrumpCare would do to Tennessee’s rural communities and just one day after receiving a letter from Tennessee Citizen Action asking for his position on the Senate healthcare bill, Governor Bill Haslam expressed concerns about the legislation. The Tennessean reports: “Our […]

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A Letter for Governor Haslam

July 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

We sent Governor Haslam a letter on healthcare: Dear Governor Haslam:   On behalf of Tennessee Citizen Action’s members and supporters, I write to ask a question on the minds of citizens across the state of Tennessee: Where do you stand on federal health care reform? Specifically, what is your position on the House-passed AHCA […]

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Tractors and Truth

Two great opportunities tomorrow (July 6th) to demonstrate support for access to affordable health care and opposition to the disastrous TumpCare legislation being considered in the Senate.   1:30 PM TRACTORCADE Christ Church Cathedral 900 Broadway Nashville, TN National Farmers Union opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act as it will hurt family farmers and rural […]

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A Key Week on Health Care

An important message from our friends at Tennessee Justice Center: Will you see friends and relatives on July 4th? Wondering how to talk to them about the Senate health care bill? Let TJC help! One good place to start is to learn why Senator Lamar Alexander’s statements about the Senate’s health bill have some serious problems. […]

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Medicaid Not Millionaires

On the heels of a delay in the expected vote, Tennesseans, including Tennessee Citizen Action members, health care advocates and Medicaid patients this week called on Senators Alexander and Corker to reject proposals that will gut life-saving Medicaid for 74 million working families, children, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to pay for tax breaks for […]

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